A major upgrading program of the Summerland Way between Grafton and
the Queensland Border commenced in 1997/98 with the designation of
the road as a Road of National Importance (RONI) and the allocation
of $20million from the Federal Government and a further $30million
promised by the State Government.
These funds were spent over the next 8 years on numerous projects
including pavement strengthening and widening, overtaking lanes,
realignments north of Kyogle and replacement of seven bridges.
During this time several upgrading projects between the state border
and Beaudesert have been funded by the Queensland Government.
The committees continues to pursue Summerland Way upgrading
proposals through its member Councils.
One project still being pursued in the Kyogle Council area is the
upgrading of the section from Dairy Flat to the intersection with
the My Lindesay Road.
The objectives of the committee continue to be the promotion of the
Summerland Way as an alternative route to the Pacific Highway
between Coffs Harbour and Brisbane.
Future major projects supported by the Committee are:
Construction of a new bridge over the Clarence River at Grafton.
Construction of the East of Mt Lindesay Deviation of the Summerland
Way at the New South Wales / Queensland Border.
Construction of heavy vehicle by-passes of Kyogle and Casino.