Construction of the second stage of Harbour Boulevard, which provides the key secondary road access into Shell Cove, kicked off on Wednesday.
This road also affords a connection for residents and visitors between Shell Cove and Shellharbour Village, the Scout Hall and Skate Park.
The start of stage two construction is considered another milestone for the Shell Cove project.
Stage two works include extending the completed first stage of Harbour Boulevard 225 metres to connect to a new intersection with traffic signals at Wattle and Shellharbour roads.
It represents an investment of about $4 million and will be completed in the second half of this year.
The third and final stage of Harbour Boulevard has also recently commenced and will cover 450 metres from the completed section of Harbour Boulevard and connect to Bass Point Tourist Road.
It is due to be completed before the end of September 2018.
Shell Cove is a joint development between Shellharbour City Council and Frasers Property Australia.
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Glenn Colquhoun, development director – Shell Cove, Frasers Property Australia said the new intersection will open a key second access point and link for businesses and residents within the community.
“Splitting traffic flows between access roads at Shell Cove has been part of the long-term traffic strategy for the project and will distribute traffic flows between Cove Boulevard and the new Harbour Boulevard,” Mr Colquhoun said.
BMD Constructions, part of the national BMD Group, has been appointed to deliver the stage two construction of Harbour Boulevard.
There will be some impacts to the existing roads at Shell Cove while the next stages of Harbour Boulevard are built.
New traffic management plans, traffic controls and signage will be used.
Addison Street will be closed for approximately two months to enable the reconstruction of road links to Shellharbour Village, the Scout Hall and Skate Park.
Access to Shellharbour Village will be via Mary Street while the temporary road closure is in effect.
Additionally, new traffic lights will be installed at the new intersection between Addison Street and Harbour Boulevard.
When the stage three works are completed, the access to Bass Point will be permanently redirected via Harbour Boulevard instead of via Boollwarroo Parade and Bass Point Tourist Road, to permit the completion of the entry to the boat harbour.