Pottsville call for CBD bypass

POTTSVILLE business people late yesterday combined in a new push for a 13-year-old plan for a bypass of their town centre to be finally given priority.

The business people want a track used to service the rear of shops for the past 55 years to be turned into a service road and bypass, taking pressure off the main street, Coronation Avenue.

Post office licensee Graham Cooper told Tweed Shire councillors during their monthly community access session the upgraded road was need for the growth of businesses and an increasing number of tourists.

“There are numerous towns that have a bypass or a service road to the rear taking away the necessity for pedestrians and traffic to be mixed together,” he said.

Real estate agent Roger McLeod warned children's lives were at risk with the current traffic arrangements.

“Three children on pushbikes have already been hit on driveways that come out of commercial buildings,” he said. “Mr McLeod said a rear service road could replace at least five driveways and free up about 12 parking spaces in Coronation Avenue.

Business Association president Tania Murdock said the new road would benefit the whole community.



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