Letter to the Editor - Saturday, July 5: Route divisive

WHEN the RTA, as it was then, commenced "consultations" with the community, many of those who took the time and trouble to voice their preferences and reasons for them, preferred the bypass to take the route through the Orara Valley to leave the coastal strip to develop into a more beautiful tourist and living community.

The bypass through the western part of the township of Woolgoolga is really no more acceptable than the original bypass, which was created about 100 metres left of River St, because it divides the township area.

Certainly the upgrade of the highway removes all the problems we used to face with flooding across the road etc, and it should lower the number of fatalities and injuries caused by accidents. But let's not kid ourselves that it is the best placing of a major highway.

ANN MacANDREW



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