Route wait is over

THE long wait is finally over for the Macksville and Urunga communities, with the preferred route of the Pacific Highway between the towns announced this week.

"This 37-kilometre preferred route involves options to the east of Macksville (1c and 2a), an upgrade of the existing highway between Nambucca Heads and Mines Road south of Urunga, and a bypass of Urunga (4b)," NSW Roads Minister Joe Tripodi said.

Mr Tripodi encouraged community members to give their feedback on matters such as access arrangements, reducing impact on the immediate environment, drainage infrastructure and noise management.

"The design of the preferred route for the Macksville to Urunga upgrade will be refined once feedback from the community is received, as well as the result from further survey, geotechnical and ecological investigations."

The preferred route will be on public display until January 31 at Nambucca and Bellingen Shire Councils, Nambucca Heads Roads and Traffic Authority office, Nambucca Plaza, Urunga Post Office, Bowraville Technology Centre, Warrell Creek Fire Brigade, and Grafton RTA office.

Project staff will be available to discuss the preferred route at:

n Urunga Senior Citizens Hall, Tuesday, December 6, 9am to 5pm.

n Nambucca Shire Council, Princes Street, Macksville, Wednesday, December 7, 9am to 5pm.

n Shop 2A, Nambucca Plaza, Pacific Highway, Bellwood, Thursday, December 8, 10am to 7pm.

Project staff will also be available to discuss the review of the Warrell Creek project at the Warrell Creek Community Hall, Monday, December 5, 4pm to 8pm.

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