Local MP Justine Elliot and Tweed Mayor Barry Longland officially opened the southbound lanes of the Banora Point Pacific Highway upgrade yesterday.
‘It’s been two years of construction in the making, and now we are seeing it pay dividends in both safety and efficiency,’ said Ms Elliot.
‘What this project is achieving for the residents of Banora Point is local roads for local traffic, and through traffic on a separate highway where it should be.’
Ms Elliot said that over the construction phase of the project more than 400 people have been employed.
The $359 million Banora Point upgrade is jointly funded through the Australian government contribution of $349 million and the NSW government contribution of $10 million.