Start of major safety improvement work on Golden Highway near Denman
2 FEBRUARY 2016
Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter today announced major work on a $3.5 million upgrade of the Golden Highway near Denman will start next week.
Mr Johnsen said the NSW Government allocated funding to Muswellbrook Council to improve motorists’ safety on the highway and access to Palace and Crinoline streets at Denman.
“The Golden Highway connects the New England Highway with Dubbo and is used by around 2,700 motorists travelling through Denman each day,” Mr Johnsen said.
“Work is scheduled to start on Monday 8 February and will include the installation of a site office approximately 350 metres south of Cawsey Park Rest Area as well as power pole relocation, road building, storm water drainage improvements and installing safety barriers.
“Motorists’ safety will be improved by widening the western shoulder of the Golden Highway from two metres to 2.5 metres and new right turn bays built to improve safety for vehicles turning into Denman and St Joseph’s Primary School.
“The project also includes realigning a 120-metre section of highway to bypass the existing four-way intersection at Palace and Crinoline streets.
Temporary changed traffic conditions will be in place to ensure safety for motorists and workers.
From mid-March, single lane closures, traffic control and a temporary 40 km/h speed limit will be in place.
Roads and Maritime thank motorists for their patience while work is carried out.
“This work will improve safety and traffic flow for all vehicles travelling on the highway and reduce braking for heavy vehicles,” Mr Johnsen concluded.
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