John Gass

Milestone for Banora Point upgrade

THE placement of seven super-T girders on Tuesday night for the southbound overpass marked a new milestone on the Pacific Highway upgrade at Banora Point.

The work took to 106 the number of super-T girders – measuring from 30 to 40 metres in length and weighing 60 to 90 tonnes – now used on the project.

Richmond MP Justine Elliot yesterday inspected progress on the massive project and was pleased with what she saw.

Mrs Elliot said she was proud to see how the project, now 18 months in the making, was progressing.

“These girders are an important sign that all our hard work is paying off.

“The sheer size of the supports now stands as a reflection of the massive project we are undertaking,” she said.

“It’s important for safety for the Northern Rivers as a whole.”

Mrs Elliot said the project was a massive improvement in a growing region.

“I was really proud to deliver $347 million from the Federal Labor Government.

“People can so easily access what is one of the best places,” she said.

It is expected that the overpass will be open to southbound traffic later this year and the entire project completed late next year.



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