The Western Research Institute has completed its third report - "Bypass - a new lease of life?" - examining the likely impacts of the proposed Expressway on the communities along the Great Western Highway and Bells Line of Road.

The report was officially launched at NRMA offices in Sydney on 28 February 2007.

This is the third in a series of research projects completed by the Western Research Institute at Charles Sturt University for the Bells Line Expressway Group, which proposes a $2 billion four lane expressway following the existing Bells Line of Road.

The report compares the effects of the Hume Highway by-pass on the towns of Mittagong, Berrima, Goulburn and Yass with the likely effects of the Bells Line Expressway bypassing existing towns on the Bells Line route. 

The Bells Line Expressway project is supported by the NRMA, has completed safety audits of the Great Western Highway and the current Bells Line of Road.  Each audit has found significant crash and casualty rates on both roads.

The Expressway must be built in the interest of safety, providing an efficient and fast transport link to Sydney, reviving tourism in the Central West, boosting commercial development and taking heavy traffic off the Great Wstern Highway. 

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