$2.5M MANILLA ROAD UPGRADE BEGINS
Work commenced today on the highly anticipated $2.5Million upgrade of Manilla Road (Peel Street) between Tribe and Jewry streets in Tamworth.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the project will help improve safety and relieve traffic congestion in the area.
“This is a welcome announcement for the Tamworth community. Manilla Road is a main route in Tamworth that has seen increased traffic due to a growing population and increased development which is why this investment is so important.
“Work will include installing a left turn slip lane out of Tribe Street for traffic entering Manilla Road. This is particularly handy for peak hour traffic that can be lined up for long periods along Tribe Street waiting to head towards the CBD.
“The right turn lane from Manilla Road into Tribe Street will be extended as well which will help accommodate peak hour traffic, especially those needing to travel to McCarthy Catholic College or William Cowper School.
“Work will also include duplicating the lane heading into town between Tribe and Jewry streets which the community has been calling for.
“Because Tamworth is a growing city we continue to invest in our roads and supporting infrastructure so that traffic movements can be safer and more efficient.
“The project team will work with residents and businesses within the area to ensure access is maintained during construction and there are minimal delays to traffic.”
The project is expected to take about six months to complete, weather permitting.
This project is funded as part of the NSW Government’s Traffic Efficiency Improvements program which aims to relieve traffic congestion.