30 June 2012
Kempsey bus touring today
The $618 million Kempsey bypass will open today to 300 local residents taking part in site tours.
Participants have registered to be part of guided bus tours through the project between 9am and 3pm.
The tours are expected to take around two hours and include a short presentation.
The open day presents an opportunity for the project team to showcase the work being carried out on site including at the Macleay River and floodplain bridge.
It is also an opportunity to thank the community for their continued support.
The tour follows on from the March tour which was a great success. This allows those who missed out to come and have a look as work progresses.
Work taking place along the bypass includes earthwork, paving, bridgework and landscaping.
The Kempsey bypass will provide 14.5 kilometres of four-lane divided road, bypassing Kempsey and Frederickton, which will improve road safety and traffic flow, and reduce travel times.
The upgrade is ahead of schedule and is expected to be completed in early 2013.
For more information about the Kempsey bypass visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au or call the project’s toll-free information line on 1800 306 004.
The Kempsey bypass is funded by the Federal Government.