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Old highway needs new name

Headquarter of the Ewingsdale to Tintenbar Highway upgrade, the extra workforce is bringing economic benefit to the town of Bangalow.
Headquarter of the Ewingsdale to Tintenbar Highway upgrade, the extra workforce is bringing economic benefit to the town of Bangalow. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

YOU probably wouldn't know it, but you've already driven along Macadamia Dve, Hinterland Way, Coastal Ridge Dve, and Pacific View Dve.

The names are all ones being considered for the existing Pacific Highway between Ewingsdale and Tintenbar after the 17km, $862m road is completed in 2014.

Roads and Maritime Services (which most of us still know the RTA) has invited Northern Rivers residents to offer their thoughts on the names and choose a favourite.

At the same time, the service has released a proposed strategy for road signage, which will decide what business and tourism-related street signs are put up and where they will go.

The spokesperson said the strategy was set up in consultation with local councils and chambers of commerce along with business community representatives and Northern Rivers Tourism.

"All feedback and suggestions collected in the focus group was considered by RMS when developing the strategy which is now on display," a Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said.

"RMS aims to ensure access and guidance to all of the attractions and communities being bypassed by the Tintenbar to Ewingsdale upgrade and appropriate placement of signs is key.

"The next step will be to collate all of the submitted feedback and consider it in the final strategy.

"The finalised business and tourism sign strategy is expected to be released in 2013 and the signs installed progressively as the upgrade continues."

Feedback forms for the business and tourism sign strategy and Pacific Highway renaming were available on the Roads and Maritime Services website and at the community display centre on Bangalow Road at Bangalow.

Submissions could be made via email or by phoning 1800 882 787 by 5pm, Friday, December 7.

Topics:  pacific highway, rms, upgrade


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