Construction is underway on the new 20-kilometre stretch of Pilliga Road between Pilliga and Wee Waa, New South Wales.
The $7.84 million upgrade involves reconstructing major flood ways and large sections of road pavement on Pilliga Road in Narrabri Shire.
The upgrade will further provide improved transport efficiency, support increased freight movement and enhance integration with key freight networks.
As a sealed regional road and part of the main East/West transport link, Pilliga Road connects Coonamble, Pilliga, Wee Waa and Narrabri, while also serving as a direct link to the Kamilaroi Highway.
This forms part of the important freight route between Narrabri Shire and the ports of
Newcastle, Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour), Port Botany and Port Kembla.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Catherine King, said the project aims to improve safety for all road users.
“It’s about making NSW road networks more efficient and accessible, more reliable and better connected,” she said.
“The Australian Government is committed to building transport infrastructure that
connects communities and drives economic growth in our regions.”
Construction is expected to be complete by October 2024, weather permitting.