Motorists can now enjoy a smoother and safer journey along a section of the Gwydir Highway, 30 kilometres west of Grafton, with the completion of a significant road resurfacing project. Chris Gulaptis, Member for Clarence said the NSW Government provided more than $1.86 million to improve the road pavement and increase road safety on a section of the highway between Main Creek Bridge and Purgatory Creek Road. “Work started on Wednesday 3 February this year and was originally expected to take 20 weeks to complete, at a cost of $1.86 million,” Mr Gulaptis said. “Work was completed five weeks ahead of schedule late last month, saving more than $200,000. “The project involved resurfacing and strengthening a 1.6km section of the highway, increasing the road shoulder widths and repairing and improving drainage. “Work also involved line marking and installing safety barriers in various locations to improve road safety. Roads and Maritime thanks residents and motorists for their patience during this essential road safety upgrade.