Safer overtaking opportunities with new passing lane near Jerilderie

29 January 2018

Travelling along the Newell Highway in south west NSW is about to become safer with work to start later this month on a new overtaking lane near Jerilderie.

Mr Aplin said the NSW Government provided $4.2 million to build the new southbound overtaking lane while also repairing, strengthening and widening the existing road.

“This work is part of the ongoing Newell Highway overtaking lanes package, delivering safe overtaking opportunities and a smoother road surface for road users on the state’s longest highway, linking Victoria and Queensland with many of NSW’s key regional centres,” Mr Aplin said.

Work will be carried out 8km to 10km south of Jerilderie from Monday, 29 January 2018 between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm Saturdays. Work is expected to be completed by Monday 7 May 2018, weather permitting.

“Changed traffic conditions including lane closures will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists.

“The speed limit will be 40km/h through the work zone during work hours and 80km/h after hours. Traffic controllers and traffic lights will also be in place.

“Roads and Maritime will make every effort to reduce the impact on road users and thanks the community for their patience while this important road improvement work is carried out.

“Motorists should plan ahead, allow extra time for their journeys and follow the direction of traffic control and all signs,” said Mr Aplin.

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

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