Funds seal a better route to city airport

THE confusing, convoluted tourist trap that is the route to Griffith Airport could become a thing of the past with a new, simpler course now available.

It has been a long time in the making, but council’s overhaul of Kalinda and Old Aerodrome roads is now complete, offering a simplified option for airport commuters.

The 3.1 kilometre stretch that was formerly a dirt road has been sealed and made safer, thanks to a combined grant of Roads to Recovery and flood funding.

Councillor Simon Croce, who sits on Griffith’s Transport Management Committee, said the $800,000 project to seal the stretch between Lake Wyangan and the airport was a worthy one.

“Cyclists will love it and people from Lake Wyangan will now be able to shoot straight across,” Cr Croce said.

“The gun club intersection at Kalinda Road is now a lot safer and while it took a bit of time to knock over, it’s done now and it makes life a lot easier.”

Cr Croce said the road could now be marketed as the official road to the airport.

“It’s certainly a lot easier for tourists,” he said.

“We will investigate making it the official road to the airport somewhere down the track.”

The road works have also eliminated flooding, with drainage works completed on the flood prone stretches of the road.

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