Countdown on to next stage of Manilla Road upgrade at Tamworth

29 November 2017

Motorists will soon have 3.5 million reasons to smile, with work to start in the New Year on the next stage of the Manilla Road upgrade at Tamworth.

A new roundabout will be built at the Marius Street intersection and a road shoulder on the northbound side of Manilla Road between Marius and Jewry streets.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the NSW Government has provided $3.5 million for the upgrade to one of Tamworth’s busiest and most important roads.

“The upgrade will improve safety and traffic efficiency, provide more reliable travel times and better access for pedestrians.

“Significant changes to traffic conditions will be in place from Monday 8 January 2018 to allow for work on the upgrade to be carried out as safely and efficiently as possible.

“These changes include closing access in and out of Marius Street from Peel Street for the duration of this stage of the upgrade.

“Traffic will also be reduced to one lane in each direction on Manilla Road with a 40 km/h speed limit in place for the safety of workers and motorists.”

Two information sessions will be held in Tamworth this week so members of the community can ask questions about the work.

“The work is a case of short term pain for long term gain and the community is thanked in advance for its patience and understanding,” the spokesperson added.

“Electronic messaging signs will be in place in advance to warn motorists of the changed traffic conditions while upgrade work is carried out.”

The information sessions will be held at Northgate Shopping Centre on Thursday 30 November from 2pm to 6pm and Friday 1 December between 9am and 12pm.

Work on the upgrade is expected to take about seven months to complete, weather permitting. The community will continue to be kept informed.

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