$4.6m Newell Highway upgrade starts at Gurley

07 July 2014

$4.6m Newell Highway upgrade starts at Gurley

Roads and Maritime Services will start work on Monday on a major project to improve the Newell Highway near Gurley.

Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries said work will be carried out at various locations on a 12 kilometers stretch of road around 60 kilometres north of Narrabri.

“The NSW Government provided $4.6 million for the widening and rebuilding work. Once completed, the road will be sealed with a new layer of bitumen,” Mr Humphries said.

“This project is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to improving the Newell Highway, which is the longest highway in the state, stretching 1060 kilometres from the Victorian border at Tocumwal to the Queensland border at Goondiwindi.”

Work will be carried out between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Saturday and is expected be completed in November, weather permitting.

During work hours one lane will be closed and the speed limit will be reduced to 40 km/h with alternating traffic control in place. The speed limit will be 60 km/h outside work hours to ensure safety around the work site.

Motorists are asked to obey all signs and directions at the worksite.

Road users are advised to plan their journey and allow extra travel time with delays of between five and ten minutes expected.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.

MEDIA: Georgina Poole and Penelope Merriman (02) 6752 5002

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