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Change ahead for busy corners

The community is invited to have a say on proposed changes to the highway intersection at Barwan Street, above, and the Tibbereena Streets-Killarney Street corner.

The community is invited to have a say on proposed changes to the highway intersection at Barwan Street, above, and the Tibbereena Streets-Killarney Street corner.

Planners are looking at changes to two busy highway corners in Narrabri.

The Newell Highway intersection at Barwan Street and the Tibbereena Street corner near McDonalds restaurant have long been the target of complaint as the volume of traffic increases each year and heavy transports face the challenges of negotiating the corners.

Public input will be sought into changes to the two intersections.

“The Narrabri community is invited to have a say this month on the proposed improvements at the Tibbereena and Barwan Street intersections on the Newell Highway” said Member for Barwan Kevin Humphries.

“The NSW Government is improving safety and heavy vehicle capacity at the intersections as part of its commitment to providing easier, faster and safer journeys for all road users.

“The proposed upgrade at Tibbereena Street includes relocating the concrete median and re-aligning and widening the road to reduce congestion on the Newell Highway and local roads,” Mr Humphries said.

“Plans for the Barwan Street intersection include removing the existing roundabout and creating a curve on the Newell Highway.

“This will include no right turns into Barwan Street while traffic heading north will give way to the Newell Highway.