Traffic to be switched on to new section of Mitchell Highway at Guanna Hill

14 March 2018

There will be changed traffic conditions on the Mitchell Highway at Guanna Hill from next Wednesday with preparations to move traffic on to a new two kilometre section of road.

Parliamentary Secretary for Western NSW Rick Colless said the NSW Government has provided $40 million for the project to realign 7.2 kilometres of the highway between Orange and Molong to upgrade the Sydney to Dubbo road corridor, a vital transport, freight, commuter and tourism route.

“Once the project is completed, road users will have improved safety and travel times with an additional overtaking lane as well as a smoother road on which to travel,” Mr Colless said.

“From Wednesday 14 March, final work will be carried out on a 24/7 basis, including temporary lane closures under traffic control, to prepare the newly completed section of road for use by motorists.”

“Changed traffic conditions, including reduced speeds and lane closures, will be in place and motorists should follow the direction of traffic control and all signs.

Mr Colless said traffic will then be switched on to the new section of road, at the western end of the project, on Friday 16 March, weather permitting.

“Every effort will be made to reduce the impact of noise from this work, including turning machinery off when not in use, completing the noisier activities earlier in the night and directing lights away from residences.

“After traffic is moved on to this new two kilometre section of road, work will continue to prepare the next new section of road between 7am and 6pm on weekdays and from 8am to 5pm on Saturdays, weather permitting,” Mr Colless said.

“Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its continued patience during this important road upgrade work.”

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