Help shape Bruxner Highway intersection upgrade

9 July 2021

The community and stakeholders are being invited to have their say on proposed safety improvements for the Bruxner Highway intersection with Molesworth Street at Lismore.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Government was investing $6 million to reduce congestion and improve safety at this busy intersection, as part of plans to drive better journeys along the Bruxner Highway in Lismore.

“About 25,000 motorists pass through this intersection every day so the proposed improvements will improve travel times, local access and efficiency,” Mr Toole said.

“Transport for NSW and Lismore City Council have carried out investigations and traffic modelling to help inform a proposed concept design for the intersection and we’re now asking for the community to take a look at what’s been suggested and provide feedback.

“The proposal involves upgrading the intersection from a roundabout to traffic lights to improve traffic flow and provide safe pedestrian crossing points.”

Member of the Legislative Council Ben Franklin said safety improvements are needed along this stretch of the Bruxner Highway, with 72 crashes over a 10 year period.

“The proposed design also includes building dedicated turning lanes, adding ‘storage’ lanes for vehicles waiting to turn at the intersections, and improving pedestrian facilities along the adjacent highway,” Mr Franklin said.

“While some car parking spaces will need to be removed on the northern side of the highway, this will improve traffic in the area and avoid any impact to Heritage Park.”

Community members and stakeholders are encouraged to send their submissions on the proposed improvements by completing the online survey at yoursay.transport.nsw.gov.au/molesworth, via email to region.north@transport.nsw.gov.au or by post to Molesworth Street Upgrade Project Team, Transport for NSW, PO Box 576, Grafton NSW 2460 by Friday 30 July.

Further information about the proposal, including a design layout, is available to view at nswroads.work/molesworthstreet.

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