Additional access ramps at Macksville have been proposed as part of the Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads upgrade of the Pacific Hwy. Photo: Trevor Veale
Additional access ramps at Macksville have been proposed as part of the Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads upgrade of the Pacific Hwy. Photo: Trevor Veale Trevor Veale

Have your say on highway ramp plan

COMMUNITY members are reminded to provide feedback on the preferred proposal to build north facing on-and-off ramps at Macksville as part of the Warrell Creek to Nambucca Heads Pacific Hwy upgrade.

Work on the $830 million upgrade is progressing and includes plans for additional access ramps at Macksville.

"Roads and Maritime Services has been investigating the potential for a northbound on-ramp and a southbound off-ramp at North Macksville as part of the Pacific Highway upgrade," the RMS stated.

"The additional ramps would improve connectivity between Macksville and Nambucca Heads and would allow traffic travelling in either direction along the highway to stop at Macksville.

"The ramps would also improve access to Macksville District Hospital for emergency services vehicles from both sides of Nambucca River.

"A technical review has been carried out on three design options for the ramps and a preferred option has been selected. The preferred option involves realigning the Old Coast Road overpass above the new Pacific Highway so the northbound ramps can be connected to it.

"A roundabout would be built at the intersection of Old Coast Road, Letitia Close and the southbound off ramp to allow traffic to pass through safely.

"This option would best meet future traffic demands and provides the safest route for road users."

Community members could view the options and provide feedback on the preferred option.

"Plans are available on the project website and residents can meet the project team to ask questions at a community information session on October 6 (4pm-7pm) at Macksville Senior Citizens Centre," the RMS said.

"Feedback to community@afjv.com.au or submitted online at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/pacific by October 12 and all community comments will be considered during the environmental assessment process.

"The environmental assessment details the proposal, potential impacts and mitigation measures to be put in place during construction and will be submitted to the Department of Planning and Environment for approval."

For more information, visit rms.nsw.gov.au.



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