Major upgrade work on a section of Cunningar Road will commence next week, ensuring the improvements to one of the region’s key grain freight routes are completed in time for this year’s harvest.

Hilltops Council General Manager Anthony McMahon said Council staff are set to commence operations next Monday (28 August) on the project, which he explained, is a continuation of work carried out thanks to more than $1.2m in funding under the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Roads program.

“This road is an important piece of infrastructure in our region’s transport network, particularly during the busy harvest season,” Mr McMahon said.

“By getting these works underway now, it means the upgrade will be well and truly finished by the time local grain growers are ready to start transporting their harvest,” he said.

Mr McMahon said motorists using the road over the coming weeks should allow extra travel time for their journey.

“Over the next few weeks, the speed limit will be reduced to 40km/hr in certain areas along an approximate 4km stretch of the road between the Hughstonia Road intersection and the Campbellfields Road intersection,” Mr McMahon said.

“This will inevitably cause minor delays for those travelling along this road so I urge road users to take this into account and add extra travel time to your trip while Council staff carry out this important work,” he said.

The roadworks are expected to continue for up to four to five weeks.

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Media contacts:

Anthony McMahon, General Manager Hilltops Council – 02 6380 1200.