The intersection of Jewry and Peel Streets is about to get a major upgrade from Sunday, 24 March with another key stage of the Manilla Road upgrade about to begin.

Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson said the more than $6 million project will be constructed by the Tamworth Regional Council.

“This is great news for those motorists who use this section of Peel Street to access the central business district and to cross the Peel River to go to the city’s industrial area and other important destinations like the Oxley Highway. 

“The project includes the existing two roundabouts being removed; traffic lights installed and the lanes to the second Jewry Street Bridge are constructed.

“About 14,000 vehicles each day pass through the intersection of Jewry and Peel Street so it’s important that we get the job done. 

“It’s going to be a big job and we are asking drivers to be patient when changes to traffic conditions are put in place to allow the work to be done.

“I’m sure drivers will be understanding while there will be some traffic delays and challenges for a few months.

“The end result will be the biggest single improvement to traffic flows for Tamworth’s road network. When finished, the upgrade of Manilla Road will present this city a solution to one of the major traffic bottlenecks.

“The improved traffic flow will provide for the growing traffic anticipated with the residential development in the Hills Plain area and growth of the Taminda Industrial Area,” Mr Anderson concluded. 

Tamworth Regional Council Deputy Mayor, Cr Phil Betts said the project was a great example of all three levels of government working together.

“This is going to be a real game changer for Tamworth once the project is completed,” Cr Betts said.

Changes to traffic conditions will not be introduced until the works on the intersection itself start next month. More details information will be made available when the dates are confirmed.


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