Council crews start roadworks in Barrington’s busy Argyle Street.

The 400m section of traffic lanes targeted for improvement extends from 50 Argyle Street through to the Dunmore Street intersection.

Along with road alignment, the project involves rehabilitating and resurfacing the worn road pavement. Additionally, Council crews will renew kerb and guttering, and improve drainage.

These improvement works will be welcome news for local motorists, and are part of our value-for-money approach,” said Daniel Park, MidCoast Council’s Manager of Operations (north).

As well as providing a smoother and safer road surface, the upgrade will extend the life of the road and minimise on-going maintenance costs.”

Work will start next week and continue over 14 weeks, weather-permitting. While through traffic will be maintained under traffic control for the duration of the works, on-street parking restrictions may be required at times. Access to properties within the work zone may also be disrupted intermittently, however crews will liaise with affected property owners and businesses to minimise disruption.

As with any roadworks, local motorists are reminded to be alert to changed traffic conditions and reduced speed limits, observe all roadworks signage and directions from road crews, and to travel with caution in and around the work zone.

This project is funded through the government’s Restart NSW Fixing Country Roads program as part of the Thunderbolts Way Corridor Strategy and through Repair Grant funding.

Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen said Fixing Country Roads provides funding to local councils to repair and upgrade roads throughout regional NSW.

These projects improve freight efficiency, productivity and safety for both our regional industry and the wider community, supporting economic growth.”

To stay updated on the Argyle Street works, and to find out about works taking place in other parts of the region, visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/roads where you can also learn more about the Thunderbolts Way Corridor Strategy.