Work is now underway on the $3.2 million safety upgrade to widen and resurface part of the Bruxner Highway near Tabulam.
Federal Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said the Australian and New South Wales Governments are jointly funding the $3.2 million project to upgrade the essential route for locals, tourists and freight operators.
“The Bruxner Highway links the Pacific Highway with the Northern Tablelands and this section of the road near Tabulam is used by almost 1000 vehicles daily, including about 100 heavy vehicles,” Joyce said.
“This project will help to ensure those road users complete their journeys safely each day and will also sustain up to 75 jobs while it is being completed over the next four months, weather permitting.”
State Member of the Legislative Council Ben Franklin said Transport for NSW work was now well under way on this essential safety work on this kilometre-long stretch of the Bruxner Highway just west of Tabulam.
“The works include shoulder widening, road resurfacing, slope stability work and drainage improvements – all designed to improve road safety and resilience for this key east-west connection,” Franklin said.
“About 6000 cubic metres of soil will be removed as part of the project and this will be reused in safety work now under way at the nearby Paddys Flat Road intersection.”
From mid-April a one lane traffic management arrangement will be implemented at all times with traffic signals in place until the end of June, before completion.