Stage 1 completed in Grafton to Junction Hill
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Stage 1 completed in Grafton to Junction Hill cycleway
Roads Minister Duncan Gay today announced that upgrade work has been completed for Stage 1 of the cycleway improvements between Grafton and Junction Hill.
Mr Gay toured the cycleway with the Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis during a visit to the region today.
“This is a great project for the Clarence community and I’m delighted the first stage of the cycleway upgrade is open to local residents,” Mr Gay.
“The NSW Government has spent $195,000 to carry out Stage 1 of the cycleway upgrade work this year.
“Stage 1 of the cycleway upgrade work included widening of the existing concrete cycle path from 1.4 metres to a 2.7 metres and construction of additional sections along the cycle path to improve the alignment of the existing cycle path.
Mr Gulaptis said the widened cycleway is making the path safer for cyclists and pedestrians by providing more room to pass.
“This is a fantastic piece of infrastructure that’s been embraced by the local community.
“It’s also a significant investment with the total cost of the project estimated to be $585,000 over 3 years.
“Bicycle facilities are important community assets which make a positive contribution to the use of public space,” Mr Gulaptis said.
Clarence Valley Council carried out the work under the Roads and Maritime Services cycleways program which aims to help councils to develop bike plans and build local bicycle networks to improve sustainable transport.
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