Work starts on New England Highway at Murrurundi

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Hunter, today announced that Roads and Maritime Services have started upgrade work on the New England Highway at Murrurundi.

Mr Johnsen said the NSW Government is funding the $2.55 million project as part of a $25 million program of work to improve safety and upgrade sections of the New England Highway between Aberdeen and Willow Tree.

“The upgrade involves rebuilding the 2.1 kilometres of the road surface for the 5,500 vehicles traveling through our town daily,” Mr Johnsen said.

“Work will be carried out on the travel lanes and road shoulders at four sites from 400 metres east of Victoria Street to 200 metres northwest of Glenalvon Road.

“This important work also includes improving line marking, upgrading safety barriers and installing new signs at intersections.”

Work started on Monday 28 November and will be carried out Monday to Saturday between 7am and 6pm until late February next year, weather permitting. No work will be carried out during the holidays from Saturday 17 December to Sunday 8 January.

For the safety of workers and motorists, a temporary reduced speed limit and traffic control will be in place during work hours.

All lanes will be open outside working hours however traffic will be guided by portable traffic lights. Access to properties in the project area will be maintained at all times.

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

View the original media release.

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