Initial sealing of Silver City Highway starts at Barons Creek

30 May 2016

Kevin Humphries, Member for Barwon has advised that Roads and Maritime Services started work today, Monday 30 May 20016, on the initial sealing of the Silver City Highway at Barons Creek.

Kevin Humphries said the NSW Government allocated $2.25 million from Restart NSW funding as part of a $40 million commitment to improve the Silver City and Cobb highways in Western NSW.

“Roads and Maritime Services prioritised sealing sections of the highway most prone to closure during wet weather and is now accelerating the program with funding provided through Restart NSW.

“This project involves sealing a five kilometre section of the Silver City Highway from 181 to 186 kilometres north of Broken Hill, closing a gap between previously sealed sections north of Barons Creek.

“Some earthwork will also be carried out to make minor adjustments to some crests, dips and curves to improve sight distance and road safety for motorists using this section daily,” Kevin Humphries said.

This work will be carried out Monday to Friday between 6am and 6pm until it is completed in mid-July, weather permitting.

To reduce the impact to motorists all vehicles will be guided to a side track suitable for light and heavy vehicles so work can be carried out on the highway.

A 40 km/h reduced speed limit will be in place on the side track to ensure the safety of workers and road users.

Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience while this essential upgrade is carried out.

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

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