Scenes like this at Pine Creek have become a major concern for drivers and residents at Bonville.
Scenes like this at Pine Creek have become a major concern for drivers and residents at Bonville.

Concerns met with silence



SYLVIA Robson from Bonville phoned the RTA off her own bat to get some answers regarding the Bonville deviation, her calls were never returned.

Sylvia is the president of the Bonville CWA and she wanted to present her members with a summary of what was happening with their road ? but it appears no one is willing to talk.

"All I wanted was an up-date on the deviation and I had no response from them (the RTA). I was just passed around on the phone," Ms Robson said.

Sylvia moved to Bonville 30 years ago with her family and she bought a property in this area because she already believed the highway and deviation would be going ahead.

"We weren't surprised when the government ran out of puff again in 2002 with the road upgrade," she said.

"But it is time now for the public to know the truth, just tell us if it isn't going to change, we have a right know."

Sylvia says this whole stretch of road that is the Bonville deviation should be changed. Come holiday time it only gets worse for the traveller.

David Vaughan has been a resident of Bonville for the past 25 years and he says the road is just 'disgusting'.

"It is a lousy piece of road and people just keep on being killed," David said.

"People are concerned about the bends at Pine Creek but there are other sections of road there that need fixing and this is why the Bonville deviation must go ahead."

David said when there is an accident on this area of highway the whole highway completely shuts down, with the only bypass option being Dorrigo.

"There has been something like 20 deaths in the past 10 years on this road, and what about those people who are seriously injured?"

"One of these days there is going to be an absolutely horrific accident on this stretch of road and so many people are going to be affected."



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