Bonville overpasses now complete

By LUKE KEIOSKIE

COFFS Coast traffic should flow easier following the completion of two overpass bridges in Bonville.

The bridges are part of a $245 million upgrade jointly funded by the Iemma and Rudd Governments to improve local roads.

Minister for Roads, Eric Roozendaal, said the government is getting on with the job of delivering new, better and safer roads.

"The new Williams Road bridge was opened to traffic last week and now motorists are able to access the new bridge on Bonville Station Road," Mr Roozendaal said.

The upgrade is adding 19 new bridges, including five overbridges, on the 9.6 kilometre line that begins adjacent to Perrys Road, bypasses Bonville village and finishes at the junction of Lyons Road.

Duty MLC for Coffs Harbour, Ian MacDonald, has welcomed the completion of the two bridges.

"By the time the Bonville upgrade project is complete, there will have been over one million cubic metres of earthworks in the Bonville area and tens of thousands of trees and shrub landscaping," Mr MacDonald said.

Motorists are being urged to take care of the changed traffic conditions as further roadworks are implemented. as part of this upgrade.

Work on the project started in November 2006 and is scheduled for completion in September this year.



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