NSW Government getting on with the job

5 March 2013

NSW Government getting on with the job on the Monaro Highway

Roads Minister Duncan Gay and Member for Monaro John Barilaro today announced major work will start shortly on a third road safety improvement project on the Monaro Highway.

“The NSW Government made an election commitment to work as quickly as possible to improve safety on this important route between the ACT and Victorian borders and we’re getting on with the job,” Mr Gay said.

“We put our money where our mouth is, providing $6 million for upgrades at three key locations on the Monaro Highway.

“Preliminary work has started to improve the road alignment and upgrade a flood prone causeway at Parsonage Creek, south of Bombala.

“Major work is expected to start in the next fortnight weather permitting and will involve earthwork, a temporary diversion of Parsonage Creek and installation of the bridge sized box culvert.

“The installation of the large box culvert and raising the road level by three metres is expected to prevent closures of the Monaro Highway due to flooding at this location.

“The road will also be widened and realigned and guardrail installed to improve driver safety. The road surface will also be improved on the approaches to the culvert,” Mr Gay said.

Mr Barilaro welcomed the announcement.

“It is a great pleasure to have the Minister here today in the Monaro electorate sharing the NSW government’s commitment to getting things done,” Mr Barilaro said.

Mr Gay said the project is expected to cost about $2 million as part of the NSW Government’s $6 million commitment to work on the Monaro highway. This will be carried out by Bombala Shire Council on behalf of Roads and Maritime Services.

“Work already completed on the Monaro Highway includes the rebuilding of a 1.8 kilometre section of the highway at Chakola. This $800,000 project was completed in April last year.

“A 1.5 kilometre southbound overtaking lane has also been installed near the intersection with Kelly Road, north of Michelago, which opened to traffic on 23 January this year.

“Work at Parsonage Creek is expected to be completed by July, weather permitting,” Mr Gay said.

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NSW Government getting on with the job on the Monaro Highway.

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