New England Highway Bolivia Hill upgrade

28 August 2013

View New England Highway Bolivia Hill preferred upgrade options

The upgrade of the New England Highway at Bolivia Hill between Glen Innes and Tenterfield is moving closer to reality with Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) inviting the community to give feedback on the preferred route options report.

“The New England Highway is the major link from the Hunter Region to the New England area and beyond, servicing heavy transport from Sydney to Brisbane and performing as an alternative route to the Pacific Highway,” an RMS spokesperson said.

“The Australian Government has contributed up to $80 million to the upgrade which aims to improve road safety and reliability on the road while ensuring a reduced environmental impact and community need is addressed as part of the work.

“RMS is inviting the community to be involved in the next stage of planning by giving feedback to the recommended preferred route options report by September 27.

“RMS will host two drop in sessions from 3pm to 7pm on Thursday 18 September at William Gardner Conference Room, 71 Grey Street Glen Innes and from 3pm to 7pm on 19 September at Henry Parkes School of Arts, corner Rouse and Manners street at Tenterfield.

“The sessions aim to give the community an opportunity to meet the project team, ask questions and provide feedback on the report.

“The report details planning which has been carried out so far including details of the environmental and technical investigations for each route option.

“Feedback is invited on the report which can be viewed on the RMS website and at council customer service centres and libraries in Tenterfield and Glen Innes.

“Community feedback will be crucial in identifying the preferred route.

“The next stage of the project includes the design and environmental impact assessment for the preferred option,” an RMS spokesperson said.

Community members can send their written comments to boliviahill@cardno.com.au or to Roads and Maritime Services, Bolivia Hill upgrade, PO Box 576, GRAFTON NSW 2460.

For further information community members can call 1800 024 535 (toll free) or visit
http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/northern-nsw/bolivia-hill-new-england-highway/
 
Contact: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit:  8588 5999

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