Former minister for roads and commerce Eric Roozendaal.
Former minister for roads and commerce Eric Roozendaal.

Getting specific on the Pacific



THE proposed concept design for the Pacific Highway upgrade between Iluka Road and Woodburn has been released by NSW Roads Minister Eric Roozendaal.

RTA plans for the 35-kilometre upgrade show the majority of the new highway will follow the existing alignment.

The only changes will be a three-kilometre deviation at Devils Pulpit State Forest and minor curve realignments of Cypress Road, Whites Road and Nortons Road.

Mr Roozendaal said that on the sections to be realigned, an entirely new double-lane divided road would be provided.

The concept design being proposed by the RTA provides for the duplication by generally constructing one new carriageway, as well as allowing enough space for a future addition of another lane each way.

"Benefits of upgrading on the existing corridor include minimal land acquisition and less impact on private property and the environment," Mr Roozendaal said.

The plans are on display until April 28 at the Clarence Valley Council's Maclean office, the RTA Pacific Highway office, Grafton, or at www.rta.nsw.gov.au/pacific.

Mr Roozendaal said public feedback was welcomed.

A community information session is planned for April 6 at the Woodburn Memorial Hall, 6pm.



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