Work is to begin on the major upgrade of the Culgoora Road.
The upgrade will significantly improve the road’s capability as an all weather route to carry heavy vehicles more economically between Wee Waa and Narrabri.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro and the Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries were on site for the start of work on the $5.8 million Culgoora Road Freight Link yesterday.
The upgrade will vastly improve the regional freight network in the north-west, Mr Humphries said.
The upgrade will enable larger freight vehicles to travel on Culgoora Road.
Current volumes of commodities, grain, cotton and pulses hauled along the route are estimated at 44,000 tonnes per annum.
The project will widen and seal 14.1 kilometres of the road between Narrabri and Wee Waa, widen and strengthen some culverts and construct the road to a design speed of 100km/h.