Proposed signs for Tintenbar to Ewingsdale released

27 November 2012

The business and tourism sign strategy for the Tintenbar to Ewingsdale Pacific Highway upgrade has been released for comment.

“The full strategy which includes guide, service and tourist signs is available to view on the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) website and at the community display centre on Bangalow Road at Bangalow,” an RMS spokesperson said.

“RMS established a focus group with local stakeholders to help propose the location and type of tourist signs to be installed as part of the upgrade.

“Byron and Ballina Shire councils, RMS project managers, Byron, Bangalow and Ballina Chambers of Commerce, representatives from the local business community and Northern Rivers Tourism were invited to be a part of the group.

“All feedback and suggestions collected in the focus group was considered by RMS when developing the strategy which is now on display.

“RMS aims to ensure access and guidance to all of the attractions and communities being bypassed by the Tintenbar to Ewingsdale upgrade and appropriate placement of signs is key.

“The next step will be to collate all of the submitted feedback and consider it in the final strategy.

“The finalised business and tourism sign strategy is expected to be released in 2013 and the signs installed progressively as the upgrade continues.

“The Tintenbar to Ewingsdale upgrade is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014, weather permitting,” the spokesperson said. 

RMS also invited feedback from the community on the renaming of the existing Pacific Highway once the upgrade is completed.

The proposed alternative names include:

  • Macadamia Drive
  • Hinterland Way
  • Coastal Ridge Drive
  • Pacific View Drive

Feedback forms for the business and tourism sign strategy and Pacific Highway renaming are available on the website and at the community display centre on Bangalow Road at Bangalow.

Submissions can also be made to communityinfo@t2e.com.au or by phone on 1800 882 787 by 5pm Friday 7 December.

The $862 million Tintenbar to Ewingsdale Pacific Highway upgrade will provide about 17 kilometres of four lane divided road starting at the northern end of the Ballina bypass at Ross Lane and extending to the Ewingsdale interchange. 

The upgrade will improve road safety and reduce travel times and is funded by the Australian and NSW governments. 

For more information on the project visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/pacific

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