Online tool for the Grafton Bridge launched

22 August 2011

The Roads and Traffic Authority today launched an online tool for the Grafton Bridge project which will help the community understand the project as planning progresses.

The Roads and Traffic Authority Pacific Highway General Manager, Bob Higgins said interactive maps available on the Roads and Traffic Authority website had been developed to clearly show the issues and potential constraints associated with planning for the additional crossing.

Constraints include:

  • Landscape character
  • Land use
  • Social and economic impact
  • Heritage considerations
  • Ecology and flooding data
  • Utilities
  • B-double routes and crash data in the area

Mr Higgins said the Grafton and South Grafton constraints can be clearly identified by colours on the interactive maps.

“The maps allow multiple constraints to be viewed at the same time on the same map to get a full view of what needs to be considered when planning the second crossing,” Mr Higgins said.

“There is also a range of map types to view the information including street and aerial maps of the area.

“The constraints and issues illustrated on the maps complement the Preliminary Route Options Report, Part 1 which was released last week and is available on the project website.

“As the project progresses, route options will also be available on the interactive maps to help the community clearly see what and where the short-listed options are located and how they interact with the constraints.

“The Preliminary Route Options Report, Part 2 will assess the existing 25 preliminary route options against the issues and potential constraints and is scheduled to be released in October.”

The additional crossing of the Clarence River is important for the Grafton area and the Roads and Traffic Authority encourages the local community to participate in this process as the development of the project moves forward.

For more information on the report or to see the interactive maps please visit www.rta.nsw.gov.au/graftonbridge

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