Drivers using the Oxley Highway in Gunnedah will be glad to hear the road resurfacing is complete.
Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson said Roads and Maritime Services engaged Gunnedah Shire Council to resurface a 700-metre section of the Oxley Highway between the Kamilaroi Highway intersection and Boundary Road in October, which also involved drainage work and vegetation removal.
“The essential work was delivered on time and on budget under the NSW Government’s $1.5 billion program to maintain and improve the 18,028 kilometre state road network,” Mr Anderson said.
“The completed section of road aims to improve safety for motorists and reduce ongoing future maintenance requirements.
“The community must be thanked for its patience while this important work was carried out.”
Mr Anderson said “investigation work” for the roundabout planned for the intersection of Boundary Road and the Oxley Highway is also making progress.
“Planning is continuing, with early work being carried out this year including utility relocations,” he said.
“Roads and Maritime has been working with Gunnedah Shire Council to develop plans for the intersection upgrade, including consultation with nearby residents.
“The upgrade to the intersection was identified in the Oxley Highway Corridor Strategy to improve traffic flow and safety for all road users.”
Work to build the roundabout is expected to start next year.