Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has inspected the new $8 million Tangaratta Creek Bridge on the Oxley Highway.
Mr Anderson said it is very exciting to see this important project in its final stages.
“It is also wonderful to see local businesses and local people working on the project.
“The new bridge is going make a real difference and will deliver a safer road for commuters, and will improve efficiency and productivity for businesses which use the road to transport freight.
“Work is progressing well with the new bridge deck complete and the focus now turning to the bridge approaches.
“The edge barriers are now being built and traffic barrier railing will soon be installed.
“The focus is now on delivering the bridge approaches with about 90 per cent of roadwork on the Tamworth side of the bridge finished.
“This new section of road will be sealed next week, weather permitting and work on the Gunnedah approach is continuing.
“Traffic will be able to use the new bridge before the end of July so work can be completed on the Gunnedah approach and so the existing Tangaratta Creek Bridge can be removed.
“Up to date information, including any changes to traffic conditions will be displayed on electronic message signs along the road.
“This is great news for the Tamworth community and the entire region. I am proud that I was able to deliver this much needed infrastructure as we work on building a better region,” Mr Anderson concluded.