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Christmas has come early for residents, farmers and truck drivers who regularly travel on Rangari Road, with work on the 19.6km stretch in the Tamworth and Gunnedah regions completed.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said workers had finished on site in December, just in time for Christmas.

“I took on the upgrade of Rangari Road because farmers, residents and the freight industry had been left frustrated by the dirt track for a number of years,” Mr Anderson said.

“That’s why I fought so hard to keep going back to the well for more money, totalling $15.6 million, to get the road sealed for the benefit of the local community.

“It’s been 18 months since Transport for NSW took over the sealing of Rangari Road, and I’m pleased that they were able to get to work so quickly since taking it over.

“It’s a sight for sore eyes to see the road sealed with blacktop, and I’ve been inundated with messages and calls from locals about just how good the condition of the road now is.

“The entire stretch of road in the Tamworth electorate is now sealed, meaning the more than 250 cars and trucks that travel along the road daily have a safer journey home.

“I want to thank everyone who has been involved in advocating for this upgrade and congratulate them on this outstanding result.”

The upgrade has sealed and widened approximately 19.6 kilometres of Rangari Road, from 3.8 kilometres east of the Gunnedah/Tamworth LGA boundary to the Gunnedah/Narrabri LGA boundary past Wean Road.


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