Transformation from dirt track to sealed road almost complete for Cobb Highway at Eurella
19 October 2017
Traffic will soon be travelling along a section of the Cobb Highway at Eurella which has been sealed for the first time in a Roads and Maritime Services $8.6 million upgrade project.
Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries said the NSW Government funded the project as part of a $30 million program of work to seal the Cobb Highway through the Restart NSW, Western NSW Freight Productivity Program and state maintenance funding.
“Work to seal the 10.3 kilometre section of road, 30 kilometres north of Ivanhoe, has been carried out by Central Darling Shire Council on behalf of Roads and Maritime. Work started in October last year and will be completed by the end of the month,” Kevin Humphries said.
“The road was sealed during the past three months with final drainage work, sign installation and disestablishment work to be completed in the coming weeks.
“Traffic will be able to travel on the new sealed road, which only a few months ago was a dirt track inaccessible during wet weather, from the end of this month.
“This project will not only improve safety for all road users, but reduce ongoing maintenance costs and ensure the road can be accessed in all conditions, while also improving flood immunity and increasing access and efficiency for freight vehicles.
“The project has also generated employment in the Central Darling Shire as many local contractors have been engaged in the work.
“Further sealing work is planned on the Cobb Highway, with the community to be notified once this work has been scheduled,” Kevin Humphries said.
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