Upgrades to Wrights Road roundabout
5 June 2014
Minister determined to deliver upgrades to Wrights Road roundabout
Minister for Roads and Freight Duncan Gay today inspected the Oxley Highway and John Oxley Drive and Wrights Road roundabout precincts with local member Leslie Williams.
“The local member has convinced me improvements are vital for this intersection for the community and businesses of Port Macquarie region,” Minister Gay said.
“Over the next six months approximately $7 million will be sourced from project savings to deliver a fully signalised intersection.
“A traffic light controlled intersection will help accommodate the increase of traffic growth from planned developments identified before construction of the hospital project and the John Oxley Drive Structure plan.
“Because the Oxley Highway is a state-owned and managed road we will be able to deliver for the communities and business of Port Macquarie – unlike the council-owned projects which are constantly stalled.
Member for Port Macquarie welcomed the news: “I am delighted the Minister was able to see firsthand how important upgrading Oxley Highway and John Oxley Drive and Wrights Road roundabout precinct is,” Mrs Williams said.
“This project is planning for the future and is infrastructure community and businesses expect and deserves.”
MEDIA: Siobhan McCarthy 0407 791 802 (Minister Gay)
Terry Sara 6584 0977 (Mrs Williams)
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