Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has announced the start of work on the $1.3 million upgrade of the New England Highway, north of Guyra.
Tuesday, 11 April 2021
MOTORISTS traveling on the New England Highway north of Guyra will soon enjoy a safer and smoother journey, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announcing work has begun on a $1.3 million upgrade project near Tubbamurra Road.
Mr Marshall said this busy thoroughfare was a vital freight link for communities across region, with about 2,660 vehicles using it every day.
“This is a major investment by the State Government that will make every journey along this incline on the highway safer,” Mr Marshall said.
“In order to ensure every traveler on this two-lane section of highway makes it home, this project will widen the existing road shoulder, install and improve drainage and visibility.
“New safety barriers will be added to reduce the severity of head-on and run-off-road crashes.
“These works, being funded through the Safer Roads program, will support about 30 local jobs and provide additional work for about six local suppliers and contractors.
“I encourage all traffic, in particular heavy vehicles, to ensure they heed the 40km/h speed limit which will be in place for the duration of works, keep an eye out for signage and allow an extra five minutes travel time.”
Work is being carried out from 6am to 6pm on weekdays and from 7am to 4pm on Saturdays and is expected to take three months, weather permitting.
Traffic is being reduced to one lane, alternating flow, during work hours, with a reduced speed limit in place for the safety of workers and motorists.
For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.
For more information about projects on the New England Highway, visit nswroads.work/newengland.