Upgrades to intersections across the regions have been fast-tracked as part of the NSW Nationals in Government’s economic stimulus package.

NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said stimulus funding from the $2.3 billion COVID-19 package announced in March had allowed Transport for NSW to bring forward and deliver projects in his region on top of its planned program of work.

“As a result of this package, $820,000 has been allocated for road resurfacing projects at signalised intersections along Victoria Street, Chatham Avenue and Manning River Drive in Taree,” Mr Bromhead said.

“This is an important route through the main shopping and business strip which experiences a lot of wear and tear, so upgrading these intersections will provide safer and smoother journeys for both residents and visitors.

“The additional funding has meant we can get started on these upgrades ahead of schedule which will also help to support jobs and businesses as the local community recovers from COVID-19.”

MidCoast Council has been engaged to deliver the resurfacing work which will be carried out from 7pm to 5am each night except Saturdays, with all intersections due to be completed by Friday, June 26.