$20 million project to improve travel network to NSW Snow Fields

Friday 29 July 2016

Travel conditions will be improved for motorists on the main road corridor to the NSW snowfields through a number of major projects being planned on the Monaro Highway and Kosciuszko Road.

The Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the NSW Government had allocated $20 million for the improvements which would start from next year.

“This is great news for the local community and for motorists travelling to the NSW snow fields every year,” Mr Barilaro said.

“Planning is already under way for the first priority project, an additional westbound lane in Jindabyne, on Kosciuszko Road from Barry Way to Alpine Way.

“Work on this lane is expected to start in 2017.

“Anyone who travels to Thredbo or Perisher during the snow season will welcome the additional lane as they would be well aware of the congestion which can occur on this stretch of road.

“Investigation work is also under way to identify appropriate locations to provide new overtaking lanes between the NSW and ACT border and Jindabyne to improve journey times for motorists.”

Mr Barilaro said the results of the investigations will determine the best locations for extra overtaking lanes.

“The geographic constraints and costs at each site will determine how many can be built with the $20 million investment,” Mr Barilaro said.

“This will be welcome news for people who travel through Jindabyne to Thredbo and Perisher Valley during winter.”

A Review of Environmental Factors will be prepared for the project and Roads and Maritime will keep the community informed as planning progresses.

For more information on this project, visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/mko.

Media: Belinda Strahorn 62994899

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