Eagle-eyed reader spots mistake on Coramba Road Interchange plans

Under not over: The new motorway will go under the barbell interchange at Coramba Road.

READING News Of The Area’s two reports on the proposed design changes to the Coffs bypass Coramba Road interchange, Coffs Harbour resident Trevor Crisell was puzzled when he perused the photograph of the said interchange.

“There have been two NOTA editions published now, one last Friday and the other two Fridays ago, wherein there is a map/diagram displayed of the proposed Coramba Road interchange on the new Coffs Harbour bypass”, Trevor told NOTA in October.

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“Both pictures show the new highway passing over the dumbbell interchange.

“I believe this depiction to be incorrect and displays a radical alteration to the proposed plan should it prove to be true.

“I have contacted the office for the works, and they have assured me that the original plan is still in place and that the new highway will be passing underneath the dumbbell interchange as has been shown in all of the press releases thus far.”

NOTA went straight to its source at Transport for NSW who supplied the photos, and who were equally keen on clarification.

With patience being a virtue, NOTA sat tight and waited.

It paid off, and we received acknowledgment of the mistake, a correct photograph and a comment from Transport for NSW.

“Transport for NSW thanks the eagle-eyed reader of News of the Area for picking up an error in the one of the interchange maps for the Coffs Harbour bypass, where we had the motorway passing over the ‘barbell’ (previously referred to as ‘dumbbell by TfNSW) interchange instead of the other way around.

“Transport also thanks News Of The Area for the opportunity to show the correct map.”


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