Widening work starts on Sturt Highway

08 October 2013

Widening work starts on Sturt Highway

John Williams, The Nationals Member for Murray-Darling has advised that road widening and resurfacing work has started on the Sturt Highway near Jeraly to improve safety for road users.

“The NSW Government has contributed $1 million to improve a 1.3 kilometre section of the highway about 70 kilometres west of Hay and 48 Kilometres east of Balranald,” John Williams said.

“Early work to set up the work site started this week with major work to widen the road to 11 metres and build the road shoulder starting after the long weekend.

“The work to widen the road aims to improve safety and reduce ongoing maintenance costs. It is expected to be completed by the end of November.

“This is another example of Roads and Maritime Services working hard to improve safety and maintain roads in the Murray Darling area,” John Williams said.

Motorists are advised changed traffic conditions including lane closures will be in place on weekdays from 8 October from 7am to 5pm and on Saturdays between 8am and 1pm.

Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience while the work is carried out. Wet weather may change work dates and times.
Traffic control and reduced speed limits will be in place to ensure the safety of workers and road users.

Motorists are advised to plan their journey, allow extra travel time and follow all signs.

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Contact: John Williams – 0438 808 722
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Widening work starts on Sturt Highway 

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