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Upgrade of Tooraweenah Road, Mendooran

The last 3.4km of Tooraweenah Road within the Warrumbungle Shire will be sealed, improving the local road network safety and reliability of access.  

“Tooraweenah Road is the main thoroughfare between Mendooran and Tooraweenah connecting the Castlereagh Highway in the south to the Newell Highway in the north,” said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor Councillor Ambrose Doolan. “Council has received funding from Transport for NSW (TfNSW) under Fixing Local Roads Round Three, to seal the 3.4km section of Tooraweenah Road.”       

“This section of road services large cattle stations, agribusinesses, as well as allowing access for communities to transport their produce via highways.”

“The unsealed section of Tooraweenah Road within Warrumbungle Shire is 3.4km long and currently causes transportation issues in wet weather. By sealing this road, it will improve road safety, freight productivity and community members access to services,” said Councillor Doolan. 

The scope of works involve the geometric and structural design of the road, drainage works, table drains, pavement rehabilitation and initial seal of pavement, along with a major causeway upgrade.   

The total cost of this project is $1,694,335 with over $1.2 million of funding from Transport for NSW (TfNSW) under the Fixing Local Roads Round Three (3) and a Council contribution of just over $400,000. 

“This project will benefit our communities greatly as it will allow for great road network accessibility and reliability for the residents and businesses in the surround area,” Cr Doolan concluded.  

Construction works are expected to start in May 2022. 

For more information regarding the Tooraweenah Road upgrade project, contact Council’s Technical Services department on (02) 6849 2000. 

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Tooraweenah Road May 2022

Last Updated: 05 May 2022