The completion of road resurfacing work on the Oxley Highway at Gunnedah has delivered an early Christmas present to local residents.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said Roads and Maritime Services engaged Gunnedah Council to resurface a 700 metre section of the Oxley Highway between the Kamilaroi Highway intersection and Boundary Road in October, which also involved drainage work and vegetation removal.

“The essential work was delivered on time and on budget under the NSW Government’s $1.5 billion program to maintain and improve the 18,028 kilometre state road network,” Mr Anderson said.

“The completed section of road aims to improve safety for motorists and reduce ongoing future maintenance requirements.

“The community must be thanked for its patience while this important work was carried out.

“Investigation work for the roundabout planned for the intersection of Boundary Road and the Oxley Highway is also progressing.

“Planning is continuing, with early work being carried out this year including utility relocations.

“Roads and Maritime has been working with Gunnedah Shire Council to develop plans for the intersection upgrade, including consultation with nearby residents.

“The upgrade to the intersection was identified in the Oxley Highway Corridor Strategy to improve traffic flow and safety for all road users.”

Work to build the roundabout is expected to start next year.

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