Safety paramount with Kings Highway upgrade work starting soon

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Motorists will experience safer and smoother journeys on the Kings Highway, with an $800,000 package of work to start soon.

Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the NSW Government is funding the work to resurface two kilometres of the highway and provide improved skid resistance between Clyde Mountain and River Forest Road.

“The Kings Highway is a vital thoroughfare, which is why it is so important to ensure the road continues to meet the needs of locals, tourists and freight operators, now and in future,” Mr Barilaro said.

“This section of the road is rough and reaching the end of its life span and this package of work will improve safety for all road users, especially motorcycle riders.”

Work will be carried out from Friday 18 to Friday 25 May between 7am and 5pm, weather permitting.

“Changed traffic conditions including stop/slow conditions and a reduced speed limit will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists,” Mr Barilaro added.

“Motorists should plan their journey and allow extra travel time, as delays of up to five minutes are expected during work hours.

“Work will be a case of short term pain for long term gain and the community is thanked in advance for its patience.”

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