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Horsham bypass lobby ramps up

A group lobbying to change a Western Highway by-pass route proposed for Horsham has organised a public gathering on the northern outskirts of Horsham tomorrow night.

Members of Horsham Bypass Group will use the 7pm occasion near the traffic intersection of Riverside and Dooen roads to explain in detail the direction of the route and what it will mean.

Group chairman Jeff Moore said many people didn’t know the location of the Vicroads-preferred B2 route.

“The crossing of Dooen Road and the railway line will require an overpass to be 11 metres high with fairly steep on and off ramps to a repositioned Dooen Road,” he said.

“It will not only destroy a number of houses in a repositioned Dooen Road but will affect many residents because trucks joining the bypass will have a steep climb at low speed which will make considerable noise during the climb.

“Trucks leaving the bypass will have heavy braking noisy engine brakes coming down the ramp into Dooen Road.”

Group members have attached ribbons to fences and trees where the B2 route cross roads and plan to erect signs on major roads the route would cross if it went ahead.

Mr Moore said the group had also contacted Pimpinio residents and various other groups and individuals the proposed route would affect.

“The Horsham Bypass Group believes this route is totally unacceptable due to the impact on the flood plain, the number of homes destroyed and many other homes compromised, the impact on Green Lake and Pimpinio areas and the long-term impact on possible future extensions to the main runway at Horsham aerodrome,” he said.


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Posted on Oct 29 2014

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