Motorists will soon enjoy a safer and smoother journey on the Bruxner Highway with upgrades about to start between Casino and Lismore.

Nationals Member of the Legislative Council Ben Franklin said the $1.5 million body of works would not only improve journeys along the busy link between the two regional centres, but also create local jobs.

“Transport for NSW has engaged Lismore City Council to rebuild a one-kilometre section of the Bruxner Highway about 15 kilometres east of Casino, and to install about 500 metres of new guardrail,” Mr Franklin said.

“This project won’t just ensure the highway continues to serve the community well into the future, but it will also provide work for about 20 local contractors and suppliers, supporting about 30 local jobs in total.

“We know how important it is to keep jobs and money in local economies during these challenging times, which is why I’m excited to see this project get under way from next week.”

Work will start on Wednesday, 23 September, and is expected to be completed in three months, weather permitting.

Work will be carried out from 7am to 6pm on weekdays and some weekend work may be required.

Lane closures and a reduced speed limit will be in place during work hours, and motorists should allow up to five minutes extra travel time, and follow the direction of signs and traffic control.

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