SENDING A MESSAGE: Someone isn't happy with the way Denise Knight is handling the bypass, and the mayor has hit back.
SENDING A MESSAGE: Someone isn't happy with the way Denise Knight is handling the bypass, and the mayor has hit back. Sam Flanagan

'Find out the facts': Mayor slams Pacific Highway sign

COFFS Harbour Mayor Denise Knight has hit back at the person who hung a banner from Luke Bowen Bridge in relation to the bypass.

The banner reads "Truckies. Denise Knight using tax payer money to delay Coffs bypass. Call her: 0407******".

The Coffs Advocate reported that Ms Knight said she wasn't "stopping the bypass, I'm doing the best I can for Coffs Harbour".

She urged whoever hung the sign to come and see her in person so they "can find out the facts".

The Coffs Advocate report said the sign debacle highlighted the "rising tensions in the community over different stand points on the RMS Coffs Harbour bypass design".  

The Bypass Action Group has supported the city councillors position in calling for the RMS to reintroduce tunnels into the design to lower the road gradient and minimise noise impact on some 900 homes, west of Coffs Harbour.   

Another residents lobby group the Bypass Now Action Group, started by residents living alongside the current highway meanwhile, is calling for the RMS to press ahead with its current design and not delay the proposed 2020 construction date start.   

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