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Roma bypass plans to Roma Saleyards begin: Main Roads

Department of Main Roads is examining options on how to get Type 2 roadtrains from west of Roma to the saleyards.
Department of Main Roads is examining options on how to get Type 2 roadtrains from west of Roma to the saleyards. Derek Barry

PLANNING work has started on a possible Roma bypass.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has told stakeholders they were undertaking a planning study looking at options to allow heavy vehicles and Type 2 road trains to travel from west of Roma to the saleyards on the other side of Bungil Creek.

A Transport and Main Roads spokesperson said the study should be finished by late 2013 and would be used to help develop a business case for state and federal funding.

"We're consulting key stakeholders including councils, schools, industry groups, the chamber of commerce and the local tourism association to gather information about the development of potential routes," the spokesperson said.

"These stakeholders have given us valuable information about current and future needs, safety concerns and the economic and social impacts of restricting heavy vehicle and Type 2 road train access."

The study comes as trucking industry groups are putting pressure to have the Type 2 route through the Saleyards.

Currently the larger Type 2s must decouple west of Mitchell though work has started on extending the route to Butcher's Hill 6km west of Roma.

This includes the fast-tracking of the new Mitchell bridge and improvements to the Warrego around Amby and Muckadilla. This work is anticipated to finish by 2014-2015.

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