The upgrade of Narrabri’s main street is no simple cosmetic facelift – contractors are digging deep and moving hundreds of tonnes of dirt, gravel and bitumen to build the foundations of what will be Narrabri’s main business thoroughfare for generations into the future.

Maitland Street is undergoing its biggest ever reconstruction through the three business blocks.

Sections are fenced off one side of the road at a time, disrupting vehicular traffic and making a longer journey for pedestrians, but work will stop from December 1 to give shoppers normal access for their Christmas buying, the council has advised.

The CBD work will resume on January 3 after the Christmas break.

Ultimately, the three business blocks will be resealed with asphalt, roundabouts will be revamped, some garden beds will be resized to allow more parking and improvements made to the roundabouts.

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