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  • Writer's pictureThe Hon. Paul Toole MP


A $2.7 million upgrade to widen the Sofala Road on the outskirts of Bathurst is now complete, providing motorists with a safer and smoother journey in the Central West.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the upgrade, just north of Bathurst, involved shoulder widening and sealing, replacing the road surface, and improving drainage along a three-kilometre section of road.

“Sofala Road is an important connector road through the state’s Central West, linking Bathurst and Ilford,” Mr Toole said.

“Widening the shoulders can reduce the risk of accidents and give motorists more room to pull off the road and stop safely in they need to, while a smoother road surface makes for a safer and more comfortable journey for all drivers.

“Twenty-five people have worked on Sofala Road during the past nine months of this work, providing a boost to our local economy.

“These safety works will not only benefit local residents but also the 1000 or more vehicles that pass through the area each day.”


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