WORK STARTS ON NEW TURNING LANE FOR NEW ENGLAND HIGHWAY AND MEADOWS LANE
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson announced today that work has started on a new turning lane at the intersection of the New England Highway and Meadows Lane at Timbumburi to improve safety and traffic flow.
Mr Anderson said he welcomes the investment by the NSW Government with the work being carried out by Roads and Maritime Services.
“The New England Highway is the main route south from Tamworth to Scone and not only serves our local residents but heavy vehicles and freight,” Mr Anderson said.
“With about 3000 motorists using this section of the New England Highway daily, it is important road users accessing Meadows Lane can do so safely.
“I am committed to improving safety on our roads across the region and this project reflects that commitment.”
Work to install a right turn lane into Meadows Lane has started and will take about seven weeks to complete, weather permitting. Work will be carried out on weekdays from 7am to 5pm, and Saturdays from 7am to 1pm.
During work hours one lane of the highway will remain open to road users with traffic control or temporary traffic lights in place to guide motorists through the work site. Access to Meadows Lane from the highway will be maintained while work is carried out on the eastern side of the highway.
Meadows Lane will be closed at the New England Highway intersection for the safety of workers and motorists when work is carried out on the western side of the highway. During this time motorists accessing Meadows Lane will be directed via Gowrie Road and Spains Lane. Traffic from Newmans Lane will be diverted to the highway via an access track.
Mr Anderson said “Delays of up to 15 minutes can be expected and motorists are advised to allow additional travel time.
“Upgrading and maintaining our road networks is vital, not only for the safety of drivers but also for our freight network.
“The Tamworth electorate has seen significant investment in roads over the past four years and I will work hard to see this continue.”
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.