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Federal infrastructure and transport minister Anthony Albanese will officially open the new $640 million Ballina bypass six months ahead of schedule.

The minister will be joined by Page MP Janelle Saffin, Ballina MP Don Page and Ballina Shire mayor Phil Silver.

The opening of section two comes after completion of the first stage of the upgrade, from Cumbalum to Ross Lane, in March and the opening of the Teven Road roundabout in May.

The final stage of the Ballina bypass upgrade, which includes a new connection to the Bruxner Highway, will be completed in early 2012, weather permitting, a Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said.

At the time it was first mooted the RTA indicated it was the most difficult piece of road construction ever undertaken in Australia. Specialist methods had to be used to drain ground water around Cumbalum.

Image: Aerial shot of the new Teven Road Interchange


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