Saturday, 10 March 2012

A NEW extension of the Bangor Bypass to the west,


Land Council's bypass idea

07 Feb, 2012 10:00 AM
A NEW extension of the Bangor Bypass to the west, which would draw traffic off a large part of Heathcote Road, could be built if the proposed West Menai development goes ahead.Under the Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council plan, a new road would extend from where the first stage of the bypass ends at Menai, through West Menai to join Heathcote Road.
Engadine resident Graeme Harris believes the government should build the link, and wrote to Roads Minister Duncan Gay about it after a community cabinet meeting in Sutherland last year.
But Mr Gay replied that it was not a short-term priority for investigation "taking into account the low volume of traffic expected to use it".
Mr Harris produced a 1995 street directory showing the link was originally part of the proposed Bangor Bypass.
It would cut nine kilometres off the trip from Menai to Liverpool and draw traffic from the eastern end of Heathcote Road, he said.

Previous plan: The 1995 UDB directory shows the proposed Bangor Bypass (bottom left) extending through West Menai.
Previous plan: The 1995 UDB directory shows the proposed Bangor Bypass (bottom left) extending through West Menai.