Volunteers needed to count cars, not sheep

Lets hope they dont fall asleep. The big traffic count is on in Alstonville next Thursday, February 15, and volunteers are needed to diligently stand on the Bruxner Highway and count traffic to support the push for a bypass.

The Alstonville Bypass Action Group hopes to refute figures presented to parliament last year by the NSW Roads Minister who claimed 14,000 vehicles travelled through Alstonville daily.

After the disgraceful betrayal of the Alstonville community by Premier Carr and his government in 2003, were providing an opportunity for Premier Iemma and his Roads Minister to make amends and commit to the Alstonville Bypass being commenced in 2007, said Action Group member Marilyn Perkins.

With an election in March the Bypass Action Group wants people to come out in force to ensure the traffic count is a success. The counting will be conducted at two sites for 24 hours in two-hour time slots, commencing from midday.

Those optimists who are still determined to support the push for the bypass, even after 35 years, should call Marilyn on 6628 3880, Bob on 6628 0506 or Jane on 6628 3925.


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