Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall on the Newell Highway, with $500 million worth of upgrades underway
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall is inviting the community and stakeholders to have a say on the review of environmental factors for the 28-kilometre Newell Highway upgrade, between Mungle Back Creek and Boggabilla.
The review describes potential environmental impacts of the project, and will be on display from today until Tuesday, 28 March.
Mr Marshall said the upgrade between Mungle Back Creek and Boggabilla was an essential part of the NSW Government’s $500 million Newell Highway upgrade program.
“For many drivers travelling north, this 28km is the final approach before stopping for a rest at the border. We have seen several crashes in this area, so it’s a priority for improvement,” Mr Marshall said.
“This essential $85 million upgrade will also include intersection improvements, widened shoulders and two new overtaking lanes to improve safety.
“The upgrade will also include a one metre wide centre line marking to alert drivers who are drifting out of their designated lane, improving safety for all motorists travelling along this important stretch of road.”
The NSW Government is investing $500 million to upgrade the Newell Highway which connects the state’s Victorian and Queensland borders.
“With funding from the NSW and Australian Governments, we will be able to ensure this important freight and recreational road corridor is up to scratch for all motorists,” Mr Marshall said.
“We’ve already consulted with the community and stakeholders but are encouraging community members and industry to have their say on the potential impacts of the upgrade,” Mr Marshall said.
“Feedback on the document is invited by 5pm Tuesday, 28 March, and will be considered in finalising the proposal.”
Comments can be provided by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to Steve Brailsford, Roads and Maritime Services, Level 1 76 Victoria Street, Grafton NSW 2460.
The review of environmental factors is available at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/munglebackcreek
Copies are also on display at Boggabilla TAFE and Moree Plains Shire Council chambers from Tuesday to Thursday between 9am and 2pm.