WORK is underway on two major road projects within the Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) - Coonabarabran Road and Blackville Road.
As part of the Coonabarabran Road pavement repair program, Stage 1 works including road shoulder rehabilitation has already been undertaken between the Kamilaroi Highway and Caroona, thanks to funding secured through the NSW Government's Regional Road Repair program.
LPSC mayor Doug Hawkins said additional stages of repair work will be progressively undertaken as further funding is secured but Coonabarabran Road remains "a top priority".
The council is also sealing 3.4 kilometres of a missing link section between Merriwa Road and Blackville, approximately 20 kilometres from the Merriwa Road.
This Blackville Road upgrade is being undertaken with financial assistance through the NSW Government's Fixing Local Roads Program.
Mr Hawkins said council will begin the Callaghans Lane bitumen seal project Stage 2 towards the end of March.
"This will result in the completion of the bitumen sealing of Callaghans Lane providing a fully sealed connection between the Kamilaroi Highway and Wallabadah Road," he said.
"This project is also being undertaken through the State Government's Fixing Local Roads program.
"All up, council obtained $984,000 through this program to undertake both the Callaghans Lane and Blackville Road projects."
He said council's annual reseal program will also commence at the end of March.
"This will entail work on approximately 80,000 square metres of roadway, in various locations throughout the Shire, which equates to some 16 kilometres in total road length."