RTA gets green message
By CRAIG McTEAR
IF you think building the Bonville deviation doesn't take the environment into account, then think again.
The Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) says the small parcels of greenery which have been marked off at Pine Creek during the roadworks are being left intact because of their native vegetation value.
They're primarily located between the new highway being built and the service road.
However, lantana will be removed by hand from these areas, and more native vegetation will be planted.
National park boundaries and clearing limits have been marked near the Pine Creek bend and Perrys Road.
Abigroup Contractors has resumed work on the deviation in earnest following the Christmas break.
The first sod of the 9.6km project, which will run from Perrys Road to Lyons Road, was turned on November 6.
Once completed, the dual carriageway will link the Raleigh Deviation in the south with the Lyons Road to Englands Road section in the north.
The Bonville upgrade is jointly funded by the State and Federal governments, and is expected to take two years to build.