Motorists travelling through the Murrumbidgee Council area will notice a smoother drive along Main Canal Road, following the completion of a $920,238 upgrade project.
The works were largely funded by the NSW Government’s Restart NSW Fixing Country Roads program, with an additional $368,095 provided by Murrumbidgee Council.
Main Canal Road provides an additional link between the Kidman Way in the south and the Sturt Highway in the north.
Council’s general manager Craig Moffitt has welcomed completion of the work.
‘‘Roads have always been, and will continue to be a high priority for council, and providing better quality roads for our residents is an important part of what we do,’’ Mr Moffitt said.
The project, which took three months, involved sealing a 4.4 kilometre stretch of road with a double coat of bitumen.
Other work included widening and rehabilitating the existing pavement, improving drainage and installing new guideposts and signage.
‘‘With this upgrade, road trains and B-Doubles will now be able to use Main Canal Road,’’ Mr Moffitt said.
‘‘This is good news for our local farmers and the freight companies who travel along the road, and will improve safety for all vehicles.
‘‘The 2016 Community Satisfaction Survey identified that the road network was a priority for the community and this investment by council addresses the need to both maintain and upgrade our road network.’’