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Safer driving on Tweed Range Scenic Drive

Media release: 5 April 2013

Barriers are being installed on part of the popular Tweed Scenic Drive in the Border Ranges National Park north of Kyogle, this week, to improve vehicle safety.

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Tweed Kyogle Area Manager Damien Hofmeyer said a contract valued at more than $140,000 has been awarded to a local company, Protection Barriers Pty Ltd, based in Grafton to install safety barriers along 1.6km of the Drive.

“The barrier is being erected along the popular tourist drive between the Sheepstation Creek and Forest Tops camping areas,” Mr Hofmeyer said.

“The safety barrier will be erected along a road running parallel to a steep embankment to help improve motorist safety”, he said.

“Work on the barriers is expected to take about two weeks to complete and there will be minor delays to visitors during this time.

“The Border Ranges attracts more than 50,000 visitors every year and nearly all of those visitors arrive in a car,” Mr Hofmeyer said.

Work also continues on the clean-up after the storms earlier this year with the Beech Glade and Falcorostrum Loop at Bar Mountain being reopened recently.

Visitors can check road conditions and visitor access on the website www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au

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Contact: Lawrence Orel

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