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Bypassing the black spots

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Get me a DA

In response to the recent flood meeting held at the Ocean Shores Country Club on Tuesday 10 May, a...

Anyone who has ever been tailgated by a truck from Bangalow to Lismore will realise that the arguments against a Pacific Highway exit at Bangalow are more than mere yuppie nimbyism.

Yes, the village will benefit by not being a staging-point for trucks taking a shortcut but so will the entire length of Bangalow Road.

Just last month there was a fatal accident 500 metres from my house at a notorious black spot at Binna Burra. A few weeks before that a car came off the road at Clunes.

Bangalow Road is narrow, winding and dangerous at the best of times. We don’t need more traffic on it and we certainly don’t need any more trucks.

Without an exit at Bangalow, the obvious way for trucks and tourists to get to Lismore will be via the Pacific Highway and Alstonville bypass, where they don’t have to travel on dangerous, unfamiliar country roads.

There is simply no rationale for a Pacific Highway entrance at Bangalow, however prettily landscaped.

Wayne Penn, Binna Burra


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