• JON WOLFE

Funding boost for Tamworth roadworks

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson MP said stimulus funding has allowed Transport for NSW to bring forward and deliver projects in addition to its planned program of work.

“This is great news for Tamworth’s motorists. As a result of this package, $718,000 has been allocated to asphalting projects in Tamworth to deliver smoother and safer journeys for road users.

“We know the impact of the restrictions imposed on the community, so I’ve been working hard to ensure we can give our local economy a boost that will put food on the tables of our locals.

“The resurfacing work will be carried out within the Tamworth CBD on Manilla Road between Tribe and Johnston streets, on Darling Street between Marius and Peel streets, and on Marius Street between Brisbane and Darling streets.

“Work will also take place on the New England Highway (Armidale Road) from Dayal to Tiki streets.

“Improving road surfaces in these high traffic areas will help reduce future maintenance costs and improve conditions for cyclists, while at the same time supporting local jobs and businesses."

Tamworth Regional Council will deliver the project with the work expected to take two weeks to complete.

To reduce impact to motorists, work will be carried out on weeknights from 7pm to 6am.