Farmers, Grafton businessmen take look at highway

THE concept design for the Wells Crossing to Iluka Road Pacific Highway upgrade will be on display until Friday, March 6.

The concept design has specific relevance to Clarence Valley residents, as the path of the new highway bypasses Grafton and diverts traffic on to a four-lane dual carriageway.

Sugar cane farmers are concerned as 50 per cent of viable farming land could be lost if the preferred route is adopted.

They fear a major impact on the local industry.

Grafton Chamber of Commerce members have a positive outlook on a bypass of the city.

The concept display can be viewed at:

• RTA Pacific Highway Office, 21 Prince St, Grafton (Monday-Friday 8.30am-4.30pm).

• Clarence Valley Council, Maclean office, 50 River St Maclean (Monday-Friday 8.30am-4pm).

•Coldstream Gallery, 5 Coldstream St, Ulmarra (shopfront window).

• Tucabia Village Store, 12 Corindi St, Tucabia (Monday-Sunday, 7am-7pm).

• Wooli Post Office, 89 Corindi St, Wooli (shopfront window).

• Yamba Chamber of Commerce notice board, corner of Yamba and Coldstream streets, Yamba.

• Brooms Head Post Office, Brooms Head Road (shopfront window).

• Plantation Motel, Pacific Highway Tyndale (shopfront window).

PROJECT staff will be available to discuss the concept design at:

• Harwood Community Hall, Mill Road, Harwood Island on Thursday, 9am-noon.

• Maclean Civic Hall, River Street Maclean on Thursday, 1-5pm

• Plantation Motel, Pacific Highway, Tyndale on Friday, noon-4pm.

• Grafton Community Centre, 59 Duke St, Grafton on Saturday, from 9am-2pm

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