Update of works at Bowlers Lane
Thursday 3 July, 2020
The road surface upgrade at Bowlers Lane, Westdale is past the halfway point.
The work has also involved the widening of the road to nine metres, an upgrade to the storm water drainage, sealing the road for heavier vehicles and realignment of the road surface.
Tamworth Region Mayor, Col Murray said that local businesses will benefit once heavier vehicles are permitted to use Bowlers Lane.
“The widening and sealing of Bowlers Lane will mean that heavier vehicles will have easier access to the major industrial and food processing areas in Tamworth.”
The first seal of the 2.5km road took place across half of the road earlier this week, starting from Oxley Highway towards Wallamore Road while the second seal is expected to happen late July across the rest of the road.
It is expected that Bowlers Lane will be open for traffic by early August.
The final step is for NSW Government to approve Bowlers Lane becoming a designated route for Higher Mass Limits (HML) B-Double vehicles, which refers to vehicles that are 26 metres in length.
This means that these heavier vehicles will now be able to travel along Bowlers Lane without a permit. This process requires approval from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and Transport for NSW, which is expected by the end of the year
This project has been funded by the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Roads program through a $1.81 million grant as well as funding from Tamworth Regional Councils Pavement Renewal Fund.