Work has started on a $3.4 million project to improve the surface of the Newell Highway through the southern Riverina around Jerilderie.
Member for Albury, Justin Clancy, said the NSW Government funded project involves rebuilding the road surface at two locations on this critical freight route.
“As well as resulting in a smoother and safer road, this will have the added benefit of reducing future maintenance costs at these locations,” said Clancy.
“As the backbone of New South Wales’ freight network, ensuring the Newell is well maintained supports the efficient movement of freight on this important corridor.
“From Friday 12 February, upgrade work will take place on a 380 metre section of highway from Coonong Street to Coreen Street.
“Once this section has been upgraded, work will move north to a 470 metre section of the Newell Highway between Brown and O’Neill streets.”