Work to get underway on vital transport link

Work is expected to get underway this week on upgrades to Murringo Road, the latest in a series of projects aimed at enhancing what is a vital transport link within the Hilltops region.

Council is scheduled to commence work on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, on the project that involves three sections between the Lachlan Valley Way and Castles Creek.

Council General Manager Anthony McMahon said the road works have been made possible thanks to funding that Council has secured from both the Federal and State Governments.

“The upgrade work getting underway on this particular section of road is a result of funding provided under the Federal Government’s ‘National Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity’ program, along with the NSW Government’s ‘Fixing Country Roads’ program,” Mr McMahon said.

“This is the perfect example of Council’s coordinated approach to road funding; combining programs offered at a Federal and State level to ensure we leverage the grants that are available, in order to secure the best possible outcomes for our transport infrastructure.

“Council has also just secured over $5 million in Federal funding for bridge infrastructure, and we eagerly await a decision by the NSW Government regarding our most recent application for grants under the latest round of the ‘Fixing Country Roads’ program,” he said.

Mr McMahon said the works on the Murringo Road – which include pavement stabilisation and sealing – are expected to be completed in approximately four weeks, weather permitting.