Detour for road upgrade on the Golden Highway at Denman

29 March 2017

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Hunter advises motorists work is progressing to upgrade the Golden Highway between the Upper Hunter and Dubbo to improve safety, traffic efficiency, network reliability and freight access.

Mr Johnsen said the Nationals in Government allocated $109 million, with the Australian Government provising an extra $24 million for the upgrades, as part of a four year work package.

“Motorists are advised the Golden Highway will be closed between the Denman level crossing and Rosemount Road intersection from 6am on Tuesday 4 April to 6pm on Wednesday 5 April, weather permitting,” Mr Johnsen said.

“These changed traffic conditions are required for work to upgrade the Denman level crossing and Mangoola Road intersection on the Golden Highway to improve safety for motorists.

“Work involves upgrading the level crossing to a signalised crossing and road widening to improve turning movements at Mangoola Road.”

Mr Johnsen said motorists travelling in both directions on the Highway will be detoured via Rosemount Road, Virginia Street and Crinoline Street. Access will be maintained for residents and emergency services.

“The detour is expected to merely add around five minutes travel time,” Mr Johnsen said.

“Oversized vehicles are encouraged to plan their journeys outside the closure times as restrictions are in place on Rosemount Road for loads more than 2.5 metres wide.

“After the level crossing closure, work will start on the Mangoola Road intersection upgrade,” Mr Johnsen said.

This work will be carried out on weekdays between 7am and 5pm and is expected to be complete by June 2017, weather permitting.

For the safety of workers and motorists, lane closures and a reduced 40 km/h speed limit will be in place during work hours.

Motorists are advised to follow the direction of traffic control and signs and keep to the reduced speed limits.

Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience while this work is carried out.

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

View the original media release.

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