Work on Tamworth’s newest roundabout is moving ahead in leaps and bounds, with the first concrete poured on Monday.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said work on the second stage of the Manilla Road upgrade started in early January, and the first concrete pour is “a milestone to celebrate”.
The NSW Government has provided $3.5 million to build the roundabout at the intersection of Manilla Road and Marius Street.
“A new era of travel is dawning for the 14,000 motorists who use Manilla Road between Tribe and Jewry streets each day,” Mr Anderson said.
“The upgrade will take about another six months to complete, weather permitting, and result in faster and safer travel through Tamworth and improve pedestrian access.
“A new road shoulder on the northbound side of Manilla Road is also being built to complement the roundabout as well as kerb and gutter and improved access to Jack Woolaston Oval.
“Access in and out of Marius Street from Manilla Road will continue to be restricted until the project is completed and motorists are thanked for their ongoing patience,” he said.
Mr Anderson said almost $15 million has been invested in improving Manilla Road “to ensure it meets the needs and demands of the community”.
“Another $150,000 is being spent on planning to upgrade the Jewry Street intersection and community members will be kept informed about any future work,” he said.