Works underway on Blackville and Coonabarabran Roads

Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) has commenced work on two major road projects; Blackville Road and Coonabarabran Road.

“The project on Blackville Road entails the sealing of 3.4 kilometres of a missing link section between Merriwa Road and Blackville, approximately 20 kilometres from the Merriwa Road,” said LPSC Mayor, Councillor Doug Hawkins OAM.

“Council is undertaking this project with financial assistance it successfully secured through the NSW Government’s Fixing Local Roads Program,” he said.

“Road shoulder rehabilitation works have been undertaken between the Kamilaroi Highway and Caroona as part of the Coonabarabran Road pavement repair program. These Stage 1 works were undertaken with funding Council secured via the NSW Government’s Regional Road Repair program.

“Various additional stages of repair work on Coonabarabran Road will be undertaken progressively as funding is secured. Coonabarabran Road repair projects are a priority for Council,” Councillor Hawkins said.

“Towards the end of March, Council will begin the Callaghans Lane bitumen seal project Stage 2. This will result in the completion of the bitumen sealing of Callaghans Lane providing a fully sealed connection between the Kamilaroi Highway and Wallabadah Road.

“This project is also being undertaken through the State Government’s Fixing Local Roads program.”

“All up, Council obtained $984,000 through this program to undertake both the Callaghans Lane and Blackville Road projects,” he continued.

“Council’s annual reseal program will also commence at the end of March. This will entail work on approximately 80,000 square metres of roadway, in various locations throughout the Shire, which equates to some 16 kilometres in total road length.

“LPSC will continue to focus on important road projects such as these as further funding becomes available,” Councillor Hawkins concluded.

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