A second Grafton bridge would help traffic flows and give the city a big economic boost.
A second Grafton bridge would help traffic flows and give the city a big economic boost. Debrah Novak

New Grafton Bridge report available to community

CLARENCE MP Chris Gulaptis is inviting the community to view a submissions report and Environmental Impact Statement for the new Grafton Bridge.

Community feedback provided during August and September to the bridge proposal covered a range of issues important to the community, and the submissions report is the response to the feedback.

"I thank those community members who provided feedback," Mr Gulaptis said.

"We've seen strong community interest in this project and I invite people to view responses to the important feedback provided."

The Grafton Bridge proposal is being assessed as a state significant infrastructure project by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

"The preferred route for the new crossing is located about 70 metres downstream of the existing Grafton bridge and connects the Pacific and Gwydir highways at South Grafton, with Villiers Street in Grafton, via Pound Street," he said.

"It will be 458 metres long with local road upgrades linking it across the main river channel."

The submissions report is available at http://www.majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au and on the Roads and Maritime website at http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/graftonbridge.

For further information about the project or to request a hard copy of the submissions report contact the Roads and Maritime Grafton Bridge project team on 1800 633 332 or email graftonbridge@rms.nsw.gov.au.



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