Width restriction on New England Highway near Tamworth

Truckies are advised that traffic will reduce to one lane with a five-metre width restriction in place on the New England Highway, about 37km south of Tamworth, for the next month.

In a freight notice to industry, Transport for NSW said the width restriction, which will be in place 24 hours a day, is due to the placement of 800mm high concrete barriers along a 2.1km section.

Vehicle combinations exceeding 5m in width with a clearance above 800 millimetres high may, however, still be able to be accommodated through the site.

For more information call Ben Jarvis (ph 0411 141185) or Cameron Dagger (ph 0437 021 795) during business hours.

Transport for NSW crews will be working from 6.30am to 6pm on weekdays and Saturdays.

In a media release last year, Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the NSW government was funding the $3.8 million project, including $650,000 from the Saving Lives on Country Roads program, to boost safety along this vital trade and tourism corridor.

“This particular section of the New England Highway is used by 3350 motorists each day, including 970 heavy vehicles, so carrying out this work will help ensure all road users complete their journeys safely,” Anderson said.

“The work at Flaggy Gully includes rebuilding and widening the road and shoulders, installing safety barriers, drainage maintenance and improvement, and vegetation management.”

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