Bangalow 2020 group welcomes bypass stance

The Bangalow 2020 group has welcomed Byron Council’s latest modified support for a Bangalow southern bypass.

Group spokesman, Tony Hart, said the council had resolved that a southern bypass might be warranted, but only after the RTA had conducted a much more detailed regional study of east-west transport needs, impacts and alternatives.

Mr Hart said it was a victory for commonsense and logic.

“The core problem is excess traffic and associated noise on Granuaille and Bangalow Roads and the St Helena Hill,” he said.

“This became lost in the push for the southern bypass solution.

“It is pleasing that at last council has drawn back from unconditional support.

“Alternative solutions including a northern bypass route linking the current highway to the Lismore-Bangalow Road now have a chance of being assessed.”

Mr Hart said Bangalow 2020 encouraged all parties to work together to achieve the best solutions to Bangalow’s traffic problems.

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