AFTER many years of waiting for action on Manilla Rd, drivers and residents will have their journeys on the road disrupted from this week.
Upgrade works will begin on Manilla Rd which will include widening and resurfacing from Johnston St to west of Brolga Crescent and the installation of a dedicated central lane to separate turning traffic.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said this was something residents had waited for.
“Residents have been calling for this upgrade and this will be welcomed by residents of Tamworth and visitors coming in from surrounding areas,” he said.
“Manilla Road has long been recognised as major route in and out of the city and this $3 million upgrade is much anticipated. Roads and Maritime Services are working with Tamworth Regional Council to deliver the project in two stages.”
Work will happen on weekdays from 7am to 6pm and Saturdays from 8am to 1pm, with the upgrade expected to be completed in mid-July, weather permitting.
Motorists can expect minor delays and the speed limit will be reduced to 40km/h during work hours and outside of work hours it will be 60km/h.
“There will be several months of works being undertaken, so I am asking residents to take extra time and care when travelling over the works period,” Mr Anderson said.
“This is major roadwork on a very busy route into the city, every effort will be made to minimise noise associated with the work – expect delays, obey directions and signage.”
Residents will have their vehicle access to their properties disrupted and anyone with concerns can contact Kylie Douglas from Tamworth Regional Council on 6767 5005.