SAFETY BOOST FOR BRUXNER HIGHWAY INTERSECTION
Work on a key intersection on the Bruxner Highway in Goonellabah with a high incidence of crashes is due to start in coming months.
Thomas George, Nationals Member for Lismore, said Roads and Maritime Services has provided about $800,000 for two stages of work planned to improve safety and improve traffic flow for motorists travelling on the highway.
“In the five years to September last year, 27 crashes were recorded at the Bruxner Highway (Ballina Road) and William Blair Avenue intersection,” Mr George said.
“The proposal involves a new link road to be built from Kellas Street to Parkwalk Drive to provide an alternative and safer connection for motorists who would usually access William Blair Avenue from Ballina Road.
“The new link road would include a 70 metre long, nine metre wide, two lane road linking Kellas Street and Parkwalk Drive near the Judy Court intersection.
“This work is proposed to be carried out in two stages starting in December, weather permitting.
“From January next year, work is scheduled to start on upgrading and extending the median along Ballina Road from Invercauld Road to High Street in Goonellabah.
“The median along Ballina Road between Invercauld Road and High Street is proposed to be upgraded and extended with a continuous central concrete median.
“This would improve motorist safety in both directions by ensuring only a left turn is available for the one kilometre length of the median.
“Once the proposed upgrade is in place, residents along this stretch of Ballina Road wanting to access roads to either side will need to use the Rotary Drive or Rous Road."
The plans can be viewed at Lismore City Council Corporate Centre, 43 Oliver Avenue, Goonellabah.
More information is available by contacting Roads and Maritime on 02 6640 1300, Grafton.Regional.Office@rms.nsw.gov.au or PO Box 576 Grafton NSW 2460.