Plan ahead of essential maintenance work on Kings Highway near Bungendore
6 May 2018
Motorists travelling to and from the ACT via the Kings Highway are advised to plan their journey, with work to be carried out at Brookes Hill next week.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said a 1.3 kilometre stretch of road was repaired and resurfaced in early April and crews will return to complete the final seal.
“The Kings Highway is a vital transport route, connecting southern NSW with the ACT, which is why this work is so important to ensure it is safe for all road users,” the spokesperson said.
“Work has been carried out in stages to reduce the disruption to locals, tourists and freight operators who rely on this road to get from A to B each day.
“Work to lay the final road surfacing seal will take place from Monday 7 to Friday 11 May between 7am and 5pm, weather permitting.”
The spokesperson said the final seal will help to reduce maintenance costs and provide an enhanced skid resistance when the highway is wet.
“This work will be a case of short term pain for long term gain and all road users are advised to plan their journey in advance, as delays of up to five minutes are expected.
“Traffic changes including a contra flow will be in place during work hours, while both lanes of the highway will be open at night with a reduced speed limit.”
The NSW Government is funding this $400,000 package of work as part of its $1.5 billion maintenance program which aims to improve the state’s 18,028 kilometre road and bridge network.
“Roads and Maritime thanks the community in advance for its patience while this important work is carried out,” the spokesperson added.