Community interest high for Barton Highway improvement Strategy

3 December 2014

Roads and Maritime Services thanks the community for their high levels of interest in the Barton Highway Improvement Strategy, with 446 responses received during the recent eight weeks of consultation.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said feedback from the local community would now be considered for incorporation into the final strategy to improve safety and traffic flow along the highway, expected to be completed early next year.

“The NSW and Australian governments have each committed $150,000 this financial year to identify the best strategy to identify improvement opportunities around the potential future duplication of the highway,” the spokesperson said.

“It is really pleasing the community is getting involved in identifying improvement opportunities on the Barton Highway, which is an important link between the Hume Highway and rural and residential areas in NSW and the ACT.”

In August and September, residents, business owners and key stakeholders were invited to learn more about the Barton Highway improvement strategy and provide feedback at stakeholder roundtables, a community drop in session and through a survey.

The survey generated 446 responses during eight weeks with 418 online and 28 post and email submissions received by the project team.

The spokesperson said the Barton Highway Improvement Strategy is currently being drafted using the information gained from various investigations and studies and community and stakeholder feedback.

Roads and Maritime will advise the community when the final strategy is released, likely to be early next year.

For more information about the upgrade project please contact 1800 765 654, email or visit the Barton Highway project page.

CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit:  8588 5999

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