$3.5M PEEL STREET ROUNDABOUT UPGRADE AT REACHES HALFWAY POINT
The Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson said work on the first half of the new $3.5 million roundabout at the Peel Street and Marius Street intersection is now complete and from tonight construction activity will switch to the opposite side of the site.
Mr Anderson said the NSW Government is providing $3.5 million to build the roundabout and it will mean improved safety and travel times on one of Tamworth’s busiest roads.
“The western half of this fantastic piece of infrastructure is now complete and tonight, traffic will now be moved to this side of the road so the eastern side of the roundabout can be built,” Mr Anderson said.
“A new road shoulder on the northbound side of Manilla Road has also been completed, as well as kerb and gutter and improved access to Jack Woolaston Oval.”
“The upgrade is on track for completion by the end of June, weather permitting, and will result in faster and safer travel through Tamworth and improve pedestrian access.”
Access in and out of Marius Street from Manilla Road will continue to be restricted until the project is completed and motorists are thanked for their ongoing patience.
“Almost $15 million has been invested since 2011 to improve Manilla Road, ensuring it meets the needs and demands of the community,” Mr Anderson said.
“Planning is also continuing for the next stage of improving Peel Street, which will involve upgrading the Jewry Street intersection.
“I travel this road a lot in the mornings and I thank motorists and the community for their patience during this construction process,” Mr Anderson said.
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