RTA to decide future of B-doubles
THE decision to allow B- double trucks to use Kyogle's main street or not is in the hands of the Roads and Traffic Authori- ty (RTA). Kyogle Council has giv- en its conditional approval to an application to extend the approved B-double route on the Summerland Way, made by Kyogle Grain Supplies. The company wants to be able to take their three 25-metre B-doubles through Kyogle to their workshop on the Kyogle Road, north-east of the town, for repairs and servicing. Currently, the approved route stops at the Boral timber mill on the southern outskirts of Kyogle. The RTA will determine the application for the sec- tion of the route on the Summerland Way, while
the council will decide whether or not the trucks will be allowed to use the Kyogle Road. However, before making its decision, the RTA wanted to know the coun- cil's attitude to the pro- posal.
The council decided last week to approve the application on the condi- tion that the speed limit for B-doubles travelling within the Kyogle town limits be set at 40km/h. The council also wants the B-doubles banned from
travelling through Kyogle on school days between 7.30am to 9am and 3pm to 4.30pm. It has also told the RTA it wants it to start investigating a heavy vehicle bypass of the town as soon as possible.
The council's director of technical services, Frank Winter, said a trial had been carried out. He said the B-double had been able to negotiate all the turns on the route to and from the Kyogle Road workshop.