Works to seal almost 20 kilometres of Rangari Road have continued to progress, with a large section now bitumised.

Local roads users have continued to advocate to have Rangari Road upgraded.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said workers had been on site since the start of the year clearing vegetation, improving drainage, laying subbase, and sealing the first section of the road.

“Rangari Road is a vital transport route for local residents, farmers, and for mine workers who travel the road every day to get to and from work,” Mr Anderson said.

“That’s why I fought so hard to secure a total of $15.6 million to get the road sealed, to ensure those who travel the road no longer have to face the dirt, the gravel, and the potholes.

“It’s been just over a year since Transport for NSW took over the sealing of Rangari Road, and it’s great to see the dream of a sealed road now being realised.”

Mr Anderson said it’s a sight for sore eyes to finally see big stretches of blacktop on the road.

“Work is now well advanced and racing ahead towards a completion date towards the end of this year,” Mr Anderson said.

“In the meantime, residents can continue to expect delays on weekdays and Saturdays while the work continues.

“Soon, the 250 cars and trucks that travel the 19.6-kilometre journey from Manilla to the Gunnedah Shire’s border with Narrabri will enjoy a smooth, safe journey.”

The upgrade will seal and widen approximately 20 kilometres of Rangari Road, from 3.8 kilometres east of the Gunnedah/Tamworth LGA boundary to the Gunnedah/Narrabri LGA boundary past Wean Road.

In total, 30 kilometres of Rangari Road are gravel – 10.2 kilometres in Narrabri Shire, 15.7 kilometres in Gunnedah and 3.8 kilometres in Tamworth.

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