Mt Lindesay Rd gets $600k boost
FUNDING for the Mt Lindesay Rd upgrade has received a further boost, after the Tenterfield Shire Council poured more money into the project.
Tenterfield Shire Council has already been allocated $2.38 million from the New South Wales State Government to upgrade four sections of Mt Lindesay Rd between Legume and Woodenbong.
However, the council will now contribute a further $600,000, bringing the total project cost to almost $3 million.
The upgrade includes widening the existing road formation, sealing the new road pavement, line marking, guideposts and signposts, and undertaking improvements to visibility along the various sections, particularly at the tight horizontal curves.
Four sections of Mt Lindesay Rd are being upgraded using a combination of the council's day labour workforce and contractors.
Four kilometres of the new road will be sealed by tomorrow, with the remaining sections completed by June 2015.
Tenterfield Mayor Peter Petty said the public would be pleased to see the upgrades.
"It is pleasing to see the road works at Mt Lindesay Rd progressing quickly," Mayor Petty said.
"To have 4km of the road sealed by Christmas is an outstanding achievement and this work will be well received by our community and the travelling public.
The council urges drivers need to take care when negotiating the roadworks and adjust their driving speed according to the changed road and traffic conditions.