Community feedback will help shape plans to upgrade the Bruxner Highway intersections with Ballina and Ellis roads at Alstonville.
Local Nationals MLC Ben Franklin said the release of the preferred option for the designs brought work on the $5 million election commitment to improve safety at these intersections a step closer.
“Transport for NSW carried out a number of investigations into options for the improvements and is now asking the community to have its say on the option selected,” Mr Franklin said.
“The preferred option involves building a westbound on-ramp at Ellis Road and implementing a range of safety improvements at the Ballina Road intersection.
“These safety improvements include removing the right turn from Ballina Road onto the Bruxner Highway and installing a wider median to further separate oncoming traffic.
“About 15,000 vehicles use these intersections each day, so it’s important we take on board feedback to get these designs right.
“All community feedback on the designs for these intersections will be taken into account and a report published by the end of this year before making a final decision.”
Feedback on the upgrade is now open and can be provided until Friday, November 12, through the website at nswroads.work/alstonville, via email at email@example.com or by calling 1800 653 092.
All feedback will be carefully considered and the community kept informed as the project progresses.