Bypass takes cars, trucks off street

MORE THAN 700 trucks and 6000 cars will be taken off Alstonville’s main street after the bypass was officially opened today.

The $97 million bypass was opened by Minister for Infrastructure Anthony Albanese and traffic is now making full use of the region’s newest infrastructure.

“This is going to make a big difference to our community,” said an elated Bob Wilson of the Bypass Action group.

“It’s been on the drawing board for half a century so it is a big event, even an historic event.”

Before the first car drove onto the bypass to the celebratory blast of car horns and cheers from the assembled crowd on the verge, Federal transport minister Anthony Albanese described it as “a fantastic day for Alstonville”.

“Taking the trucks and cars off the road will mean the village of Alstonville can be what it has the potential to be,” he said.

“For the kids it means more safety and it means it’s a more pedestrian friendly village.”



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