Highfields Circuit is one of two Port Macquarie roads to benefit from a combined state and federal government funding injection.
Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams and Cowper MP Pat Conaghan welcomed the announcement from the state and federal governments that they had joined forces to turbocharge a program to improve local roads and create regional jobs.
The federal government has committed $191 million to build on the state government's $500 million Fixing Local Roads Program.
Improvements will be made to Highfields Circuit and Toorak Court under the program.
Urology Centre director Associate Professor Prem Rashid said the traffic in Highfields Circuit was very bad.
"For the community, improving the road is very important because the road was built for low volume residential traffic and now is a relatively medium volume commercial road," he said.
Associate Professor Rashid described the road surface as very poor.
Highfields Circuit near Port Macquarie Base Hospital has changed over the years from a residential road to an area with a medical and education focus.
Mrs Williams said the Fixing Local Roads package would provide a funding injection to Port Macquarie-Hastings Council to support local road projects, jobs and local contractors.
"In Port Macquarie, Highfields Circuit and Toorak Court will both undergo much-needed repairs as well as an asphalt overlay at a cost of $305,000," she said.
Mr Conaghan said it would be nice to see the potholes removed and a better surface for the many, many users of Highfields Circuit and the medical facilities, while residents would benefit from the Toorak Court improvements.
"Residents have been crying out for many years to have the road resurfaced to the high quality standard you would expect," he said.
Mayor Peta Pinson said it was an absolutely wonderful funding announcement.
"It will make motorists' ride a lot smoother," she said.
Local Government NSW president Linda Scott welcomed the state and federal funding to benefit councils and communities across the state.
"Councils will be able to use the funding to invest in everything from fixing potholes to desperately needed road reconstruction projects on local and regional roads across the state," she said.
The injection will see joint funding allocated to projects able to start in the next 12 months, driving an estimated 3500 jobs in regional areas.
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