Snow good! Work on Monaro Highway stops near Michelago to keep motorists moving

18 May 2018

Work on a new overtaking lane about five kilometres south of Michelago has been temporarily suspended ahead of the start of the ski season.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the $3.5 million project is part of a $20 million package of work to improve safety and travel times on the Monaro Highway and Kosciuszko Road.

“Early work on the new 1.6 kilometre southbound overtaking lane started in December last year, with major work under way since February this year,” the spokesperson said.

“Work on the project is being carried out in stages to reduce disruptions to road users, particularly the large volumes of people expected to travel to and from the snow fields during winter.

“The shovels have now been put away and there are no speed restrictions on this section of the Monaro Highway until work on the project resumes in October.

“The existing two lanes of the highway are also open to traffic to improve traffic efficiency for road users in the Snowy Mountains this ski season.”

The NSW Government funded project also includes road shoulder widening and installing roadside safety barriers and it is expected to be completed by May 2019, weather permitting.

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