SURFACE upgrades to the Oxley Highway between Gunnedah and Tamworth are set to get under way.
$3 million worth of road works over a four kilometre section of the highway, east of Somerton, is scheduled to begin on Monday and promises to provided locals with a much smoother road surface.
Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson said the funds for the works will come from the NSW Government’s $1.5 billion maintenance program.
“The Oxley Highway provides a vital link between the centres of Gunnedah and Tamworth,” Mr Anderson said.
“This essential maintenance is part of an ongoing commitment to ensure the Oxley Highway remains safe and reliable for the thousands of motorists who use it every day.”
Mr Anderson urged for motorists to remain patient during the resurfacing works.
“To allow for this work to be carried out safely and efficiently there will be some changes to traffic conditions,” he said.
“Traffic will be reduced to one lane, alternate flow during work hours and motorists can expect minor delays.
“I am asking motorists to be patient during this time and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.”
Mr Anderson said with weather permitting, the works would be complete in June this year.
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