Section A of the preferred route starts at Arrawarra Creek to the south of Tasman Street, following the current Pacific Highway
Section A of the preferred route starts at Arrawarra Creek to the south of Tasman Street, following the current Pacific Highway

Northern route up for perusal



IT'S been a long time coming, but residents north of Woolgoolga finally have some certainty, after the NSW Government yesterday announced its preferred route for the upgrading of the Pacific highway between Woolgoolga and Wells Crossing.

"The preferred route has been selected after considerable community consultation and field investigations," NSW Minister for Roads Eric Roozendaal said.

"It provides the best balance between community needs, environmental protection and boosting the State's economy."

Mr Roozendaal called for community members to have their say on the selected route, on matters such as access arrangements, reducing impact on the environment, drainage infrastructure and noise management.

"The design of the preferred route for the Woolgoolga to Wells Crossing upgrade will be refined once feedback from the community is received as well as the results from further survey, geotechnical and ecological investigations," Mr Roozendaal said.

Displays are exhibited at Coffs Harbour City Council offices; Woolgoolga Library; Clarence Valley Council offices; RTA offices in King Street and Prince Street, Grafton; Corindi Beach Post Office; Red Rock Post Office and General Store; and the Halfway Creek United service station.

If you want more information project staff will be available to discuss the preferred route in more detail at Yarrawarra Conference Centre on Friday, September 8, between 2pm and 8pm; and Halfway Creek Community Hall on Saturday, September 16, between 10am and 4pm.

Feedback must be sent to the RTA by October 13.

n For more information go to www.rta.nsw.gov/au/pacific and click on the Woolgoolga to Wells Creek Crossing link.



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