MILLIONS INVESTED IN TABLELANDS’ HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS

MILLIONS INVESTED IN TABLELANDS’ HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall pictured at the Williams Creek Bridge, on the New England Highway, north of Glencoe, where another $1.2 million road improvement project is underway.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Another $1.2 million announced for Williams Creek works

MOTORISTS are benefitting from a recent $11.4 million injection into main road upgrades and safety improvements in the Northern Tablelands, local MP Adam Marshall said today.

Mr Marshall said he was pleased the state government was investing in projects with a direct effect on everyday road users and responding to the needs of the region.

“Just last month four large road improvement projects worth more than $7 million were completed,” Mr Marshall said.

The projects included:
• $3 million safety upgrade on a two kilometre section of the Waterfall Way for road widening, minor realignment and road pavement strengthening, 30 kilometres east of Armidale;
• $1.8 million to rebuild the road base and reseal the road surface on a 2.5 kilometre section of the Gwydir Highway, two kilometres west of Glen Innes;
• $1.3 million to rebuild the road base and reseal the road surface on a 1.2 kilometre section of the New England Highway, just south of Armidale; and
• $1.1 million road resurfacing work on the Gwydir Highway near Delungra, west of Inverell.
“This adds to a growing list of completed projects in Northern Tablelands since October 2015, including three finished on the New England Highway late last year worth almost $3 million.

“All of these projects have improved road conditions and helped provide more efficient transport links in the region.

Today Mr Marshall also announced a further $1.2 million from the state government to rehabilitate a section of the New England Highway at Williams Creek, just north of Glencoe.

“Work has started on this project which involves completely rebuilding the road, strengthening the base, sealing with a new bitumen surface and widening the road shoulders,” he said.

“This project will increase safety along this section of the highway for all motorists.

“Work will occur Monday to Saturday between 7am and 6pm and is expected to take five weeks, weather permitting.”

Motorists are reminded to follow reduced speed limits and the directions of traffic controllers and allow extra travel time.

“This increased expenditure on our region’s major roads is very welcome and I’ll continue to press the case with government for more investment on our key transport links,” Mr Marshall said.

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