Motorists urged to slow down at Mitchells Causeway

26 August 2014

Motorists are reminded to slow down as a reduced speed limit is implemented on Thursday at Mitchells Causeway on the Great Western Highway at Victoria Pass.

Roads and Maritime Services will reduce the speed limit temporarily from 60km/h to 40km/h between 11am and 1pm on Thursday 28th August for 200 metres on each side of the causeway for assessments for upcoming conservation work.

An onsite meeting will be held with prospective tenderers of the historic causeway at the site in preparation for the upgrade, to ensure it serves the community well into the future.

While no lane closures will be in place motorists are reminded to slow down to ensure the safety of visitors and staff to the site.

Mitchells Causeway is an important part of Victoria Pass which was surveyed, designed and built by Major Thomas Mitchell in 1832 and provided inland travellers with a route from the Blue Mountains into the Hartley Valley.

The visit will inform future upgrade work to preserve the stone walls, buttresses, parapets and capstones and provide guidance of the surrounding road conditions.

The NSW Government provided more than $69 million this year for work on the Great Western Highway in the Bathurst electorate including safety improvements at Forty Bends and Hartley Valley and to the upgrade to four lanes at Kelso.

Motorists are reminded to slow down, allow extra travel time and follow all signs.

For the latest traffic information, visit, download Live Traffic NSW or call 132 701.

Paul Toole MP 0407 962 357

View or download the original media release (PDF)

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