Residents make noise on highway plans
EWINGSDALE residents may have some sleepless nights ahead if the controversial upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Tintenbar and Ewingsdale goes ahead.
The proposal, currently on exhibition until this Friday, is being opposed by the Ewingsdale Progress Association because of concerns about traffic noise and its failure to include a Bangalow bypass.
The upgrade would bring the new Pacific Highway 50 metres closer to Ewingsdale homes, progress association vice-president Bernard Grinberg said.
“It will be impossible to stop the noise of traffic,” Mr Grinberg said.
He said residents would suffer sleep depravation and the value of their homes would drop if the highway was moved closer.
Mr Grinberg said the proposal also would not provide Bangalow with a much-needed bypass.
The progress association has written two submissions to the RTA objecting to the highway upgrade proposal.
Byron Shire Council asset management services director, Phillip Holloway, said the council would investigate the possibility of a Bangalow bypass and would make a submission to the Planning Minister.
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