Stage Three work starts on $1.5 million Compton Road upgrade at West Wyalong

5 February 2016

Member for Cootamundra, Katrina Hodgkinson has announced safety will be further improved for motorists on Compton Road at West Wyalong, with the third stage of work starting Tuesday, 16 February 2016 to widen and improve a section of Compton Road as part of a $1.5 million upgrade.

Katrina said the NSW Government funded the project to improve motorists’ safety by providing wider lanes and shoulders, and a smoother road surface on the popular inland heavy vehicle route.

“The Newell Highway is the main inland route between Victoria and Queensland, and this work is part of an overall plan to upgrade the alternative route for freight travelling via West Wyalong,” Katrina said.

“The upgrade will improve safety for road users, including heavy vehicles.

“The project involves upgrading an 850 metre length of the road by providing wider lanes and shoulders and improving drainage and turning opportunities at the Fred Kalms Road intersection with Compton Road.

“This work builds on stages one and two, which included drainage improvements on an 800 metre length of road, and new access to the Grain Corp Silo, carried out in early 2015. Road widening and improving turning movements at the Central Road intersection were also carried out late 2015.

“Work on stage three will start on Tuesday 16 February 2016 and will occur on weekdays between 7am and 6pm, and Saturdays between 8am and 1pm, weather permitting.

“The project is expected to be complete in April 2016.”

Traffic control and traffic signals will be in place during work hours to ensure the safety of motorists and workers.

Motorists are advised to plan ahead their journey, follow the direction of traffic control and adhere to reduced roadwork speed limits of 40 km/h during work.

Katrina thanked motorists for their patience while this essential upgrade is carried out.

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

Media Contact: Margot Shannon 6226 3311, 0429 619 087, or Katrina on 0428 278 141.

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