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SAFETY UPGRADES FOR DEADLY DOYALSON STRETCH

Safety works are set to begin next week on a dangerous stretch of the Pacific Highway at Doyalson North. The state government is committing more than $160,000 for upgrades just north of Ruttleys Road, where three accidents have occurred in the last five years, one fatal. A 40 kilometre an hour speed limit will be in place from Monday, as crews begin installing guardrails. (no audio)

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THOUSANDS OF HIGHWAY JOBS ON OFFER

Prospective workers seeking employment on the Pacific Highway upgrade between Woolgoolga and Ballina have the opportunity to take part in induction and safety sessions next month. More than 2,000 people are working on the $4-billion highway upgrade. The workforce is expected to peak next year when almost 4,000 people will be employed on the project. Anyone seeking employment should register their interest on the Roads and Maritime website.

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COFFS STILL GOT THE BYPASS BLUES

Doubts have been cast over when work will begin on Coffs Harbour’s bypass. Shadow Minister for Infrastructure Anthony Albanese says a Senate Estimates Committee hearing was told there still hasn’t been any formal discussions between the state and federal governments about how the project will be funded, what it will cost or when the state government will put a business case for it to the federal government. Local MP Luke Hartsuyker says planning on the business case and geotechnical, traffic and planning studies have been underway for some time

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