Contractor announced for Merriwa to Willow Tree road

December 15, 2023 11:43 am in by
Federal Infrastructure Minister Catherine King at an MR358 site visit in November 2022. Image: Darren Cutrupi

Work on repairing the road between Merriwa to Willow Tree will finally get underway in the New Year.

The Federal and State Government joining with Upper Hunter Shire Council to announce the contract for the $50-million project has been awarded to Daracon.

The council said rebuilding Coulsons Creek Road, which has been closed for over three years now, will take 19 months.

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Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Catherine King said these upgrades will improve overall travel times, increase freight efficiency, and boost safety for all road users.

The Australian Government committed $38.6 million towards this project with the NSW Government contributing $9.66 million.