Road work 'triggered by VIP visit'
PACIFIC Highway road work at Ulmarra are under way thanks to visiting North Coast Nationals highlighting the dangers, according to Member for Clarence Steve Cansdell.
Mr Cansdell said he was first made aware of the section's bad shape by local resident John Crean.
He said had raised Mr Crean's concerns with RTA regional manager David Bell, who forwarded the matter on to the NSW Roads Minister, David Borger.
Mr Cansdell also recently took his Nationals colleagues Andrew Stoner, Andrew Fraser, Geoff Provost and Thomas George to visit Mr Crean and see first hand the unsafe condition of the road.
He said the resulting publicity from this visit had an obvious impact, with work now under way.
“It is great to see the RTA respond quickly to the concerns of local residents and highway users and I applaud the decision to complete work at this particular section as quickly as possible," Mr Cansdell said.