Rebuilding of the Great Western Highway
Rebuilding of the Great Western Highway starts near Farmers Creek
26th May 2014
Work on a $2 million safety upgrade of the Great Western Highway west of Lithgow will start on Monday.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole MP said Roads and Maritime Services will rebuild and resurface the highway from near the McDonalds intersection to Farmers Creek bridges.
“This is wonderful news and the project will improve safety for motorists by providing an anti-skid surface with reduced noise levels for nearby residents and businesses. The section of road was identified for upgrading due to the age of the road surface which is prone to damage during heavy rain.”
“The project is part of Roads and Maritime’s commitment to deliver safe, efficient and high quality services and infrastructure with reduced ongoing maintenance costs for the community and businesses of NSW.” Mr Toole said.
Work is expected to be completed by the end of June, weather permitting.
Work will be carried out on weekdays from 7am to 6pm and on Saturdays from 7am to 1pm.
During work, one west bound lane will remain open with minimal delays to motorists expected.
Electronic message signs will advise motorists work will start on the slow lane with the closure of Lockyer Street from Monday to Friday.
Signs will also advise motorists work is scheduled to start on the fast lane, with no right turns at the Miners Lamp intersection. Detours will be via the western end Cooerwull Street.
Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time and follow all signs.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download Live Traffic NSW or call 132 701.
Media: Paul Toole MP - 0407962 357
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