Work restarting at Raglan Creek

30 September 2013

Work restarting at Raglan Creek

Roads and Maritime Services have started the second stage of work to reduce the risk of flooding on the Great Western Highway at Raglan Creek after heavy rain.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said, “Work is being carried out in and around Raglan Creek to build a diversion channel to direct water from the creek into the Macquarie River, away from the highway.”

“The NSW Government provided $1.4 million for the improvements which aim to reduce delays to motorists caused by flooding and improve safety. The first stage of work was completed in June and now that the channel is revegetated and stabilised stage two work can start.”

“The second stage involves building the connections of the diversion channel to Raglan Creek and the Macquarie River. Once completed the diversion channel will be fully operational. Once this last stage of work is completed by mid-October, motorists will benefit from dryer road conditions and reduced likelihood of road closures caused by flooding.

“Motorists are reminded that whilst work is occurring off road, an increased number of trucks associated with the project will enter and exit the highway. “

Mr Toole concluded, “This is a tremendous Project and one that has been needed to be addressed for some time. It is another example of Roads and Maritime Services working hard to improve safety on western NSW roads. Motorists are advised to plan their journey, allow extra travel time and follow all signs.”

Media :  Paul Toole MP 0407 962 357

Contact: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit: 8588 5999
View the original media release (PDF):
Work restarting at Raglan Creek 

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