Have a look at plans for the Manilla Road upgrade

3 December 2018

The Tamworth community is invited to attend two drop-in sessions about upcoming work to improve safety and travel times on one of city’s busiest roads.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the upgrade of Manilla Road was about to enter a new phase with the installation of new traffic lights at the junction of Jewry Street and Manilla Road.

“The NSW Government provided $6 million to Tamworth Regional Council to improve the intersections of Manilla Road at Tribe and Jewry streets.

“I have been working hard on Manilla Road and as the city grows, this stretch of road is more of a problem, that’s why we’ve got to fix it.

“Almost $21 million has been invested in improving Manilla Road to provide easier, faster and safer travel through Tamworth with improved pedestrian access.

“This will be a great improvement for the 14,000 motorists who use this section of road every day.

“The work will involve removing two roundabouts at the Jewry Street intersection and installing new traffic lights with pedestrian crossings at both Jewry Street and Tribe Street.

“The community is invited to attend the two drop-in sessions, on Thursday 6 December from 4pm to 6pm and on Friday 7 December from 8.30am to 10.30am, which are being held at the shopping centre next to Jewry Street.

“Work to install the traffic lights is expected to start early next year and will take around five months to complete, weather permitting,” Mr Anderson concluded.

For more information and to keep up to date with the project, visit the project page.

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