Regular users of the Lismore-Bangalow Road will know how frustrating is to be stuck behind a slow vehicle with few places to pass.
The recently released draft plan for the road corridor proposes two new passing lanes as well as road realignment in black spots such as the notorious ‘Binna Burra bends’.
Following what they refer to as ‘extensive stakeholder consultation’, Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services have released the Lismore-Bangalow Road draft corridor strategy for public consultation.
Short-term priorities identified include:
- The development and construction of two overtaking lanes to improve travel times;
- Minor road realignments to improve safety, particularly around Binna Burra and Springvale Hill;
- Widening road shoulder widths, providing an ‘appropriate clear zone for errant vehicles’ and reviewing speed zones;
- Retaining high value local amenity in villages such as Clunes and Bexhill, and addressing efficiency and congestion issues in the highly trafficked urban areas including Lismore.
Releasing the strategy on Friday, Nationals Lismore MP Thomas George said, ‘We recognise how important this road is to the local community and the thousands of workers who use it every day so we want to ensure that road safety is improved and that traffic growth is effectively managed.
‘I also want to take this opportunity to welcome feedback from north coast communities on whether the improvements identified address the issues along this important link between Lismore and the Byron Bay coastal area,’ he added.
The draft strategy is on exhibition for four weeks and can be downloaded from the Roads and Maritime website.
To provide feedback or comments, email [email protected], call 6640 1300 or write to Lismore to Bangalow Road Corridor Strategy, Roads and Maritime Services, PO Box 546, Grafton NSW 2460.