Pressure from Dubbo businesses and residents has brought about a design change for the intersection of Baird Street and the Newell Highway in Dubbo.
Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the changes to the design demonstrate he and the state government have listened to community concerns over the original proposal.
Westside Hotel general manager Rod Webster said the original plan which would have blocked access to his business was a "preposterous proposal".
"The original plan was simply a preposterous proposal, but I am happy with how plans are progressing at this stage," he said.
"The Westside Hotel is currently working with the RMS to finalise proposals to address access to the Hotel.
"As the Licensee, I am generally comfortable with how matters are progressing at this point."
Feedback was received that suggested restricting right turns around Baird Street and the Newell Highway would impact commuters, residents and local businesses.Dugald Saunders MP
Mr Saunders said the NSW Government was committed to delivering road projects that support local economies and keep friends and families connected.
"Earlier this year Transport for NSW went out for community consultation on a concept design for the Newell Highway and Mitchell Highway intersection upgrade," he said.
"As part of this consultation, feedback was received that suggested restricting right turns around Baird Street, and the Newell Highway would impact commuters, residents and local businesses.
"As a result, the NSW Government has modified the design of the intersection at Baird Street to include traffic lights to allow right turns from the Newell Highway onto Baird Street and from Baird Street onto Newell Highway towards Dubbo CBD.
"The design change will increase access to local businesses and improve safety and efficiency for residents, truck drivers and visitors. This is a great win for the community."
Mr Webster said the original RMS plans would have made it harder for customers to drive into his business.
"I was shattered by the ramifications of the original proposal," he said.
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