Gunnedah Shire Council has received almost $6 million in funding in round six of the federal government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program (HVSPP).
Almost $4 million has been allocated to seal the remaining 17.6 kilometres of Grain Valley Road and $2 million has been allocated to seal and strengthen Bloomfield Street in Gunnedah, a heavy vehicle route.
The Bloomfield Street project is worth $4 million, with council committing $500,000 and $1.5 million allocated under the state government’s Fixing Country Roads program.
Gunnedah mayor Jamie Chaffey said the project would see the bitumen upgraded between Boundary and Warrumbungle roads, with work to start in the next couple of months.
“The $2 million announced from the HVSPP will assist with the design of the project,” Cr Chaffey said.
“The upgraded pavement will cater for high mass vehicles and provide a smoother ride and easier transmission.
“The project is expected to take two years to complete, with the entire works being completed by council.”