Moree town centre bypass - stage 2

Stage 2 is 1.8 kilometres long and has been built parallel to Gosport Street, between Bullus Drive and the Gwydir Highway, locally known as Alice Street.

Final stage of Moree Bypass opens to traffic six months early

Traffic flow and safety will significantly improve in Moree following the official opening of stage two of the Moree Bypass on 3 August 2015, six months ahead of schedule.

The Australian and NSW governments provided $15 million each towards the second and final stage of the project, as part of their ongoing commitment to drive economic growth, slash travel times and create new jobs.

The bypass included constructing1.8 kilometres of new road through east Moree, and the creation of a southern town entry so traffic can bypass Moree town centre,” Mr Truss said.

Stage two of the bypass will reduce traffic congestion in the town centre, improving safety as heavy vehicles will be moved out of the business district.

Before the bypass, 1,700 heavy vehicles a day travelled through the town centre of Moree, the equivalent of one truck per minute during the day and one truck every one and a half minutes at night.

For further information see the media release.

View the Moree Bypass opening video.

Moree school students leave a lasting impression with mural

Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Duncan Gay, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and State Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall helped unveil a mural painted by local school students as part of the official opening of the Moree Bypass on 3 August 2015.

The group of primary and secondary students from all schools in Moree have left a lasting impression on the final stage of the Moree bypass with the 15 metre long mural.

The mural is a colourful representation of the region's history and natural assets, highlighting local wildlife such as the Kookaburra, landmarks across the Moree skyline, and the area’s productive country side.

Students from Moree Secondary College, Moree Public School, Moree East Public School, St Philomena's School, Moree Christian School and Barwon Learning Centre were under the guidance of an aboriginal artist so that the mural was representative of aboriginal culture and heritage, something that is central to the area’s history and culture.

The mural is located behind the Caltex depot in front of the bypass, and can be seen when driving on the bypass.

For further information view the mural.

The Grose family honoured in the final stage of the Moree bypass

Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Duncan Gay, Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton and State Member for the Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall opened the Grose Walkway today, a key project in the Moree town centre Bypass.

Bill Grose is a founding member of the Moree Community Liaison Group which was first established in 2004 to work with the NSW Government to deliver the best outcomes for both stages of the bypass work.

Bill, along with fellow Aboriginal representative the late Lou Swan, provided valuable input throughout the years to bring the bypass project to fruition.

For further information on Grose family honoured.

Project background

The NSW and federal governments have each committed $15 million for the construction of the final stage of the bypass.

Stage 2 is 1.8 kilometres long and will be built parallel to Gosport Street, between Bullus Drive and the Gwydir Highway, locally known as Alice Street.

The completion of Stage 2 of the bypass will improve road safety, travel times and the efficient movement of freight on the Newell Highway. Removing trucks from the Frome Street commercial area will also significantly increase safety for local traffic and pedestrians.

Stage 2 - key features

Key features of Stage 2 of the Moree town centre bypass include:

  • Providing a new 1.8 kilometre, 60km/h route through east Moree between Gosport Street and the railway line and allowing Gosport Street to remain as a service road.
  • The current signalised T-intersection of Stage 1 of the bypass and the Gwydir Highway will become a four way signalised intersection.
  • Upgrading the intersection with Bullus Drive and Frome Street at the southern end of the bypass.
  • Provision for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Significant urban design features and landscaping.

Approvals

Construction of Stage 2 of the Moree town centre bypass will be conducted under existing environmental approvals. Please see the project documents page for more information.

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