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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Moruya By-pass concept announced

WARNING: THIS IS AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE IT REMAINS AS A POST AFTER 12 NOON APRIL 1ST in respect of all those who commented, shared and enjoyed the fun. The announcement of a Moruya by-pass has stirred the community into speculating where it might go. The job will now come down to the Transport Bypass Division of the RTA to finalise their design based on traffic flows, tonnages and environmental factors. The Member for Bega, Andrew Constance has advised that the priority for the design and corridor of the by-pass is critical to the end placement of the new Regional Hospital and that one must come before the other to ensure there is no conflict. In their first draft release of concept plans released yesterday with the announcement of the new Minister it appears that the by-pass for Moruya will utilise the existing un-formed Crown Road Reserves of Main Street on Mullenderre and William Street that runs from the southern bank of the Moruya River towards the Moruya TAFE.

Above: The bypass is via existing unformed Crown Road Reserves. This keeps costs low as there is minimal land acquisition

The design of the bridge has not been signed off though the both winning designers have used the theme of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to celebrate the connection between Moruya and its granite to that structure.

Above: The winning designs pay respect to Bradfield and his design for the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The winning designs pay homage to Bradfields first "trial run" being the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle, England and to his insistence that Moruya granite be used on the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Above: to ensure navigability of the river the bridge height will allow sail boats to pass under and moor in Moruya

Below: To minimise disruption while building the bypass there will be an overpass constructed over South Head Road

"The utilisation of the unformed Crown Road reserves that are predominantly has saved a considerable amount of time. The bypass, that traverses over wetlands which are of little use to the community by way of urban expansion is a sound decision as it avails an effective route with least effect on the community. Ryans Creek is little more than a stagnant stormwater drainage line so there is little to preserve other than to maintain effective urban drainage" said a spokesperson from TBD.

Submissions will now be sought from the community for their feedback. The community are also asked "What do you suggest as the name of the new bridge?" Submissions to close at 12 noon April 1st 2019 Email to Eurobodalla Council or the RTA.

NOTE: Comments were TRIALED - in the end it failed as humans will be humans and it turned into a pile of merde; only contributed to by just a handful who did little to add to the conversation of the issue at hand. Anyone who would like to contribute an opinion are encouraged to send in a Letter to the Editor where it might be considered for publication

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