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Bangalow interchange revamped

Bob Higgins (left), Duncan Gay and Tony Hart announcing the preferred option for the Bangalow interchange.
Bob Higgins (left), Duncan Gay and Tony Hart announcing the preferred option for the Bangalow interchange. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

A REVAMPED design for the Bangalow interchange has been unveiled to try and appease community concerns.

NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay said the revised option ensured Bangalow was still accessible from the Pacific Hwy.

"We've gone back to the community through the working group, and the community has decided they would like access to the highway so we've listened and we're doing it," Mr Gay said.

"Along with that there will be a lowering of the interchange so it's not as intrusive and the two bridges that are currently there (on Bangalow Rd) will be removed."

In August 2011 a working group was formed to look at an alternative to concept for the interchange.

A total 298 public submissions were made about the three options, outlining concerns about noise, lighting, visual impact, traffic flow and access to the highway.

The new design was based on option three plus permanent access between Bangalow and the upgraded highway.

Bangalow Progress Association vice-president Tony Hart said the revised design slowed traffic effectively and allowed businesses to benefit from highway access.

"Businesses were doing it a bit tough and they didn't want to lose potential customers so we will now get northbound people coming off the highway into Bangalow," Mr Hart said

Major construction on the interchange was due to start by mid 2012.

The design was available at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/pacific or on 1800 882 787 (toll free).

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