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Driving a win for haulage truckers

A new access road, linking the Newell, Sturt and Hume Highways will steer a positive outcome for heavy vehicle drivers.

The $3.9 million upgrade is set to straighten and widen a 22.5 kilometer stretch of the Urana Lockhart Road, allowing for Heavy Productivity Vehicles and Higher Mass Limit truck use.

The grant was awarded as part of the NSW Government’s Growing Local Economies fund and I would like to congratulate Lockhart Shire Council on its success.

Driving this alternate route is set to save haulage truckers close to 1086 hours and 90,964 kilometres each year.

Making roads safer and making travel routes more efficient for freight businesses are some of the ways we can help our Wagga Wagga electorate to grow responsibly.

This funding is another positive step towards achieving our vision for the electorate and I’d like to thank the NSW Government for its commitment to delivering transport infrastructure for businesses operating in the region.

I was delighted to be part of the official announcement, alongside council members including general manager Peter Veneris, and locally based MLC Wes Fang.