Nationals Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has welcomed the beginning of major works for the promised $10 million upgrade of Werris Creek Road between Tamworth and Currabubula Creek.
“Our community has been calling for this upgrade for some time. Werris Creek Road’s surface is tight and full of bumps which isn’t good enough for a major freight and passenger route,” Mr Anderson said.
“The road is a safety concern which is why I committed to securing $10 million in funding to improve safety and reduce the risk for mums and dads who share the road with B-Doubles every day on their trip to work.
“We will see a 17 kilometre section of the road rebuilt to improve the road surface and shoulders as well as creating a wider centre-line which extends the distance from oncoming traffic.”
Mr Anderson said while the community would have noticed some early works, undertaken by Tamworth Regional Council, last year, they’re now getting on with the job of delivering the road that the community expects.
“The work being done on the road is significant and I know anyone who has travelled along the road today will see the evidence with their own eyes,” Mr Anderson said.
“There will be delays over the coming months while the work continues and drivers can expect to be met with stop signs so I would encourage the community to add 15 minutes onto their travel time to ensure they don’t miss appointments.
“Coming at this critical time, the funding for this project will also help support 10 local jobs and generate income for local suppliers, which is a big win for the community.”
Tamworth Regional Council will be undertaking the work on behalf of Transport for NSW with the completion of works expected to be mid-2022.