Golden Highway Corridor Strategy

The Golden Highway Corridor Strategy provides an overview of the NSW Government’s long-term management and vision for the highway to improve safety, traffic efficiency and sustainability.

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services in collaboration with Transport for NSW has finalised the Golden Highway Corridor Strategy (PDF, 26.9Mb) to address the transport needs of the corridor, following community consultation in April and May 2016.

Key issues raised by stakeholders and the community were considered when finalising the corridor strategy and included road design and condition, urban amenity, rest areas, higher productivity vehicle access, overtaking lanes, rail and stock crossings and pedestrian access.

Roads and Maritime thanks the community for taking the time to consider the Golden Highway Draft Corridor Strategy and providing feedback.

Find out more information and download the Golden Highway Corridor Strategy Community Consultation Report (PDF, 1.35Mb).

Find out more about road network and corridor planning on the Transport for NSW website.

Project background

The Golden Highway Corridor Strategy outlines priorities to:

  • Provide a safer and more efficient road corridor for all users
  • Recognise the Golden Highway as an efficient and effective freight route to improve productivity and support mining and agriculture industry in the region
  • Support important maintenance activities
  • Provide certainty and reliability for all road users and ensure the impacts of flooding are reduced in the long-term.

Priorities outlined in the corridor strategy provide:

  • Improved road safety by providing wider lanes, sealed shoulders and wide clear zones
  • Upgraded intersections to provide left and right turn bays, and acceleration lanes at major intersections
  • Improved overtaking opportunities with new overtaking lanes and climbing lanes in sections of steep terrain
  • Road surface improvements to reduce ongoing maintenance costs
  • Improved rail level crossing safety with upgrades to boom gates and reduced speed limits on level crossing approaches
  • New and upgraded heavy vehicle parking bays and rest areas
  • Improved heavy vehicle enforcement through three new heavy vehicle enforcement sites
  • Improved route reliability by providing flood immunity works at Talbragar River and and Uarbry and Mudies Creek, Whittingham
  • Enhanced freight route to improve highway corridor for the mining and agriculture industry and enable access for more productive heavy vehicles.
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