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Council will soon commence work to seal Platform Road in Kellys Plains

Platform Road in Kellys Plains will soon be sealed including road alignment changes to improve driver safety and provide a smooth, all weather route for road users.

Armidale Regional Council will commence work on the $1.5 million project from Monday 21 January. Contractors working on behalf of Council are expected to take approximately six weeks. (Weather permitting). The 2.3km reconstruction work is jointly funded through the NSW Government’s Roads to Recovery Program and the Stronger Communities merger funds.

Armidale Regional Council Mayor Cr Simon Murray said Platform Road has been on Council’s wish-list for many years.

“This is great news for the rural community in the Kellys Plains area who will now have a much safer and smoother route from the New England Highway into the area,” said Cr Murray.

“The commitment from the NSW Government through Roads to Recovery Funding and the availability of merger funds has enabled us to complete the work. Unfortunately Council’s limited funds doesn’t often allow us to seal many of our unsealed rural roads, so the financial support from the government is necessary.”

To ensure the project is completed quickly and efficiently Platform Road will be closed at the New England Highway from 8am on Monday 21 January and reopen at 5pm on Friday 1 March (weather permitting) on the western end and at Burns Road on the eastern end to facilitate the ease and speed of construction. Council appreciates the public’s patience and recommends using the Kellys Plains Road, Bona Vista Road, Uralla Road route to access the New England Highway.

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