Early work under way on Oxley Highway upgrade at Spencers Cutting
Friday 23 March 2018
Early work has started on the Oxley Highway upgrade at Spencers Cutting, paving the way for major work to start soon on the $25 million project.
Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams said this exciting project was part of the NSW Government’s $50 million commitment to improve safety and traffic efficiency on the Oxley Highway.
“There are about 13,000 traffic movements daily on the Oxley Highway between Wauchope and Port Macquarie,” Mrs Williams said.
“The Hastings is a recognised growth area with traffic volumes expected to significantly increase in the next 10 years.
“This section of the Oxley Highway, about six kilometres east of Wauchope, currently has a poor alignment, inadequate clear zones with few opportunities to overtake,” Mrs Williams said.
“The upgrade will mean greater safety for motorists, including realigning the intersection with Rawdon Island Road and widening the highway to accommodate 3.5 metre lanes and two-metre shoulders.
“The start of early work is an exciting development for this important project.”
Early work will include stormwater drainage improvements, utility relocations, site establishment and other preparation work.
“There will be minimal traffic impacts from the early work, some of which will be carried out at night to minimise impacts on traffic,” Mrs Williams said.
“Major work for the project will begin in the coming months and the community will be kept informed as the project progresses.”
For more information about the project visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/spencerscutting.