Works on upgrading a 'dangerous' and 'chaotic' road west of Griffith are finally set to begin after decades of complaints from local residents.
The re-sealing of Barber Road in Benerembah has been fast-tracked by the Federal Government, the NSW Government and Griffith City Council.
The $6 million works will upgrade a 'vital' stretch of Barber Road between Brogden Road and the Grain Link site, regularly used by families, school buses and trucks.
"Barber Road is a vital link route for transport, farm vehicles and the school bus run but becomes treacherous when wet and was clearly in need of a fix," Ms Ley said.
Users of the road have been fighting for the upgrades for over 20 years and Grain Link managing director Paul Pearsall says the works being fast-tracked is "wonderful news" for his company, for local farmers and for Benerembah families.
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School buses and families have to travel along the road regularly and residents regularly fear the disastrous conditions will cause a serious accident.
If not for the repairs, Grain Link would not have been able to move a third of it's supply due to issues trucks face travelling along the hazardous road, Mr Pearsall said.
"It's just wonderful news for farmers in Benerembah, for Grain Link and just for the safety of the whole community," he said.
"A big thank you to Griffith City Council for seeing the need and fast tracking it, but we're certainly going to keep the pressure on to see it happens as soon as possible.
The roadworks will cost $6.09 million in total.
The NSW and Federal Governments' Fixing Local Roads program will fund $4.6 million of the works, Griffith City Council will pay $1.19 million and Grain Link and local farmers will pay $300 thousand.
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