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Main Arm residents were disappointed to hear from Byron Council’s senior staff at a public meeting last Thursday night that their dangerous and rapidly deteriorating roads might not get repaired until the end of 2025 at the earliest. 

Speed limits on two sections of the Pacific Highway between Knockrow and St Helena Hill will be reduced from 100 km/h to 90 km/h starting on 20 February.

The first 90km/h section will start at the northern end of the Ballina bypass and extend to the existing 80km/h zone near Lawlers Lane for about 8.6 kilometres.

The second 90km/h length will start just south of the Bangalow Road overpass and extend to the existing 80km/h zone near Coolamon Scenic Drive for about 2.7 kilometres.

An RMS spokesperson said the changes were ‘part of a review carried out in consultation with councils and community groups’.

‘In the five years to 2011 there were 69 crashes along these two sections of the road. Of these three were fatal crashes and 26 were injury crashes.’

Electronic message signs are now operating in the area and will remain in place for at least a week after the new speed signs have been installed.

For more information visit: www.rms.nsw.gov.au.

 


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