Consultation to close on proposed $168M Parkes bypass

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack is encouraging people to have their say on NSW’s proposed Parkes bypass, with consultation set to close this week.

“The bypass will deliver huge benefits for the community, including travel time savings, improved amenity and increased safety and access,” Mr. McCormack said.

“It will involve building a 10.5 kilometre bypass off the Newell Highway on the western outskirts of Parkes, removing up to 1200 trucks a day from local streets.”

NSW Roads Minister Paul Toole said Transport for NSW had met with more than 600 people during the submission period.

“This feedback from the community, road users and other interested parties is an important step in developing the final design of the Parkes bypass,” Mr. Toole said.

“This is a project that promises to reduce travel time up to 10 minutes, benefitting motorists and truckies and boosting freight efficiency.”

Mr. Toole said feedback can be provided until 9 August, with all submissions to be addressed in a submissions report to guide final project design.

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