Have your say on Tyndale to Harwood Hwy

THE Clarence Valley community is encouraged to view the updated designs for the Tyndale to Harwood section of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade.

"There is still time for residents to submit feedback on the updated design for Tyndale to Maclean, the Maclean interchange and the Yamba and Harwood (Watts Lane) interchange options," a Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said.

"Community feedback can be emailed to W2B@rms.nsw.gov.au by Monday February 9 and will be considered as part of the final design.

"Community consultation was carried out as part of the development of the concept design and environmental assessment for the Woolgoolga to Ballina project and feedback had informed the updates.

"About two kilometres of the upgrade has been slightly realigned to the east across the northern portion of the Shark Creek basin. An 865 metre bridge now crosses Shark Creek.

"Upgrades to Lees Drain floodgates are also proposed to improve drainage during flooding.

"Changes to the Maclean interchange include moving the roundabout 70 metres north to avoid deep soft soils and flood water flows near Ferry Park.

"Three options are presented for Harwood and Yamba interchanges. Project staff can answer questions on the designs at the Pacific Highway office at 21 Prince Street Grafton.

"These sections will form part of the overarching Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade. The final 155 kilometres will be upgraded to four lanes between Hexham and the Queensland border.

"Of the final highway length of 657 kilometres from Hexham to the Queensland border, 397 kilometres have been upgraded to four lane divided highway.

"By March there will be about 2200 workers on site across all projects."

For more information on the Woolgoolga to Ballina upgrade visit http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/W2B.

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