Improvements to Mid Western Highway

4 April 2014

Improvements to Mid Western Highway near Blayney complete

Motorists travelling on the Mid Western Highway near Blayney will now benefit from safer and more reliable driving conditions with the highway upgrade completed.

The recently finished upgrade means the full length of the highway between Blayney and Bathurst is now a 100km/h zone.

Member for Bathurst Paul Tole said, ”The NSW Government allocated $7.5 million for work on the two kilometre section, 32 kilometres west of Bathurst. This section of highway was identified as a priority for improvement in the NSW Centre for Road Safety route safety review carried out in 2010.”

“The work has improved the alignment of the road and the surface bringing it up to the standard of a 100km/h highway. The upgraded road joins the existing 100km/h sections meaning the full length of the highway between Blayney and Bathurst is at the standard required for a 100km/h road. I commend RMS on the work that has been done and know that Motorists traversing this carriageway will welcome this important upgrade. “Mr Toole concluded.

The project is part of Roads and Maritime’s commitment to deliver safe, efficient and high quality services and infrastructure to the community and businesses of western NSW.

Roads and Maritime thank motorists for their patience while this important work was carried out.

Media Ends: Paul Toole 0407 962 357

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