Early work starts on $6.1 million project to deliver new overtaking lanes north of Parkes
Friday, 9 October 2015
Road users will see early work kicking off this week on two new overtaking lanes to improve safety for motorists travelling on the Newell Highway between Peak Hill and Tomingley.
Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Member for Orange Andrew Gee said the NSW Government provided $6.1 million for the project for which major work will start at the end of the month, part of a $23 million allocation on new overtaking lanes on the Newell Highway between 2011-12 and 2014-15.
“Early work including tree clearing and installing barriers will take place before work can start late this month to widen the road shoulder, carry out improvements to drainage and build a new southbound and a northbound overtaking lane,” Mr Gee said.
“The project will be carried out in four sections behind safety barriers for the protection of workers and motorists which will ensure two-way traffic is maintained for its planned seven month duration.”
Work will be carried out on weekdays and on Saturdays between 7am and 5pm, weather permitting.
Motorists should plan their trip, allow extra travel time and follow all signs.
Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience during this important safety upgrade which is expected to be completed by the end of May next year, weather permitting.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.
MEDIA: Rosie Pritchard | (02) 6362 5199
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