The Barraganyatti Hut Road overbridge has officially opened today as part of the $675 million Frederickton to Eungai section of the Pacific Highway upgrade.
Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Warren Truss, said the upgrade will improve community safety.
“The opening of Barraganyatti Hut Road overbridge is an important step in delivering the Frederickton to Eungai upgrade, which is part of the Australian government's $5.64 billion commitment to complete the Pacific Highway upgrade by the end of the decade,” Truss said.
“The Australian government is investing $337.5 million in the Frederickton to Eungai project, which will reduce travel times and create a safer national road network.”
The works have been expected to generate approximately 500 direct jobs and 1,500 indirect jobs, supporting the local economy.
New South Wales Minister for Roads, Duncan Gay, said the Barraganyatti Hut Road overbridge took six months to build.
“It is one of 20 bridges being built on the 26.5 kilometre upgrade and is an important part of the local road network. From today, local traffic can use the overbridge which means we are another step closer toward the entire project being completed,” Gay said.
Mills Lane, Kemps Access and Cooks Lane local road overbridges have already been opened to traffic.
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