$1 million essential maintenance work to start on Old Hume Highway

29 May 2018

Three weeks of night work to provide smoother and safer journeys for motorists is about to get under way on the Old Hume Highway at Mittagong.

The NSW Government has provided $1 million for the work as part of its $1.5 billion annual maintenance program which aims to improve the state’s 18,028 kilometre road network.

Roads and Maritime Services will carry out the work which includes resurfacing the highway and line marking between Nattai Bridge and Railway Crescent.

“The government cares about getting all road users to and from their destination as quickly and safely as possible which is why this package of work is important,” a spokesperson said.

“Work will be carried out from Sunday 3 June between 7pm and 5am, excluding Saturdays and the June long weekend, and should be completed in three weeks weather permitting.

“Where possible, Roads and Maritime is committed to reducing the impact of its projects, which is why this maintenance will be carried out at night.”

One direction of the Old Hume Highway will be closed during work hours with stop/slow conditions in place for the safety of workers and motorists.

“Motorists are advised to plan their journey and allow an extra five minutes of additional travel time and should follow the reduced speed limit of 40 km/h,” the spokesperson said.

“Access to Mittagong Oval and the Highlands Golf Club may be affected during this work, with alternate access available via Leopold Street.

“Access to Ferguson Crescent at the Mittagong end may also be affected, with alternate access available via Renwick Drive.”

Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience.

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