Drop in session for changes to Pac Hwy upgrade at New Italy

LOCALS are invited to attend a drop in session to learn more about proposed design changes for access to New Italy/ Swan Bay Road and New Italy Museum as part of the $4.36 billion Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said an alternative concept design is proposed for access to New Italy/ Swan Bay Road at New Italy to improve safety for motorists travelling along the local road and also the Pacific Highway.

"When completed the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade will reduce travel times for road users by 25 minutes," the spokesperson said.

"The upgrade also aims to improve safety for motorists entering and exiting the highway.

"The proposed design retains a southern access point from the highway, moves the northern access point and redesigns the current carpark facilities at the front of the museum complex.

"The alternative design includes safer entry to the museum car park, a service road for access to New Italy Swan Bay Road and provision of U-turn facilities.

"These changes would improve safety for motorists turning into and out of New Italy Museum and New Italy Swan Bay Road.

Event details

"Community members can learn more about the changes by attending a drop in session at New Italy Museum on Thursday 17 December from 4pm to 7pm.

"The project team will answer questions and collect feedback, which will inform the final design."

For more information on the project visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/W2B



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