New road will transform township

ALSTONVILLE will be transformed once the bypass is finished, said the vice-president of the Alstonville-Wollongbar Chamber of Commerce.

Les Wiles, along with other chamber members and some Ballina Shire councillors, was given a tour of the bypass construction work this week.

“It was really good to see how much work is being done,” he said.

“We were able to get some of our questions answered.

“I think the RTA and the contractors have done an enormous about of work. It makes you realise why it costs so much money.

“They certainly made hay while the sun was shining, and that’s paying off for them now.”

Although the number of cars going through Alstonville is expected to halve once the bypass is finished, many retailers are still embracing it.

“Some businesses will see some negative impacts, but I think most people will actually see benefits,” Mr Wiles said.

“We are going to grab this opportunity with both hands and I think the village will flourish as a result.”



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