A $7.2 million upgrade is set to help ease the burden of one of Werris Creek's busiest the roads.
The project, funded by the state government, will allow for trucks to access the town's industrial estate via the southern entrance on Werris Creek Road.
Meaning, heavy trucks will no longer have to enter via the rail crossing on Werris Creek Road.
Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson said the project would help "put Werris Creek on the map".
"What we will be doing is upgrading the road that goes around the back of the industrial estate from the Quirindi end," Mr Anderson said.
"Stage one will eventually work its way over to the Gap Road, which is on the other side of town. It will allow businesses to move their freight in and out of Werris Creek in a safe and easy manner.
"Hopefully, the access will allow more businesses to come and decide to set up in Werris Creek."
Liverpool Plains mayor Andrew Hope said the upgrade would work alongside the town's rail facilities.
"Werris Creek is a purpose built railway town, which has suffered economic decline as the rail industry has changed over many years," Cr Hope said.
"This project provides the opportunity to activate the real economic potential of Werris Creek, drive job creation and significantly reduce transport costs for local and regional businesses."
Mr Anderson said he was hoping work could begin as soon as possible.
"If you've got a shovel we could start today [Wednesday]," he said.
"The money is in the bank, lets get cracking on this, get some local jobs on this project to boost the economy of Werris Creek."