Improving safety and reliability along the Golden Highway east of Denman

28 March 2018

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter advises that motorists will experience more reliable and safer journeys on the Golden Highway, with improvement work starting from next Tuesday on a section of the highway east of Denman.

Mr. Johnsen said the NSW Government is providing $109 million with an additional $24 million from the Australian Government, for a package of upgrades on the Golden Highway.

“This work will involve widening the 2.5 kilometre section of the highway between the bridge across Sandy Creek and the bridge across Hunter River, which will provide five metre clear zones on this stretch of road,” Mr. Johnsen said.

“In addition to this and to prevent motorists from veering off into roadside hazards, a total of 530 metres of safety barriers will be installed at six locations along this section of road.

“Five trees will also be removed to reduce roadside hazards for motorists and replacement trees will be planted nearby the area but further away from the road,” Mr. Johnsen said.

Work will be carried out from Tuesday 3 April between 7am and 5pm, all days of the week excluding Sundays. Site establishment activities are scheduled to start on Monday 26 March, including compound installation and geotechnical investigations.

No work will be carried out during the Easter long weekend. Work is expected to be complete by mid this year, weather permitting.

For the safety of workers and motorists, single lane closures, a reduced 40 km/h speed limit and traffic control will be in place.

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions, follow the direction of signs and traffic control.

Roads and Maritime Services thanks motorists for their patience during this time.

For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit or call 132 701.

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