Albanese to open bypass
FEDERAL Minister for Infrastructure Anthony Albanese will officially open the Alstonville Bypass tomorrow.
The bypass, on the Bruxner Highway, will mean traffic travelling between Lismore and Ballina will not have to pass through the townships of Wollongbar and Alstonville alleviating pressure on the central business districts.
A campaign for the bypass has been waged by residents for more than a decade.
It was initially expected to be opened before Christmas but wet weather pushed construction back about six months.
A family fun day on the bypass was held for Alstonville residents earlier this month.