Safety improvements to start this month on Hume Highway near Gundagai

6 September 2018

Road rebuilding and resurfacing on the Hume Highway, north of the famous Dog on the Tuckerbox monument at Gundagai, will start Monday 17 September. 

A Roads and Maritime spokesperson said the NSW Government is funding the $1.4 million project to provide a stronger, smoother and safer road surface.

“The road rebuilding work will extend the life of the road, improve the road surface and reduce future maintenance costs on one of Australia’s most significant highways.

“Work will start 450 metres north of the Annie Pyres Drive and the Hume Highway intersection. It will be carried out weekdays between 7am and 6pm and is expected to be complete by 19 October 2018, weather permitting. 

“After the road rebuilding work is complete, the road surface upgrade will start on Monday 22 October, two kilometres north of the Dog on the Tuckerbox monument Gundagai.

“The road surface work will be carried out on weekdays between 6am and 5pm, Saturdays between 7am to 1pm, and is expected to take eight weeks to complete, weather permitting.

“During this work southbound lanes will be closed and both directions of traffic will use northbound lanes.”

Temporary reduced speed limits, fast lane closures on northbound and southbound lanes, and traffic control will be in place during work hours for the safety of workers and motorists.

Motorists should plan their trip, allow extra travel time, follow the direction of traffic controllers and observe reduced speed limits and all signs.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.

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