Oxley Highway - Spencers Cutting improvements

Roads and Maritime Services is developing plans to improve the Oxley Highway at Spencers Cutting, about six kilometres east of Wauchope.

The realignment of the Oxley Highway at Spencers Cutting will remove dangerous bends
The realignment of the Oxley Highway at Spencers Cutting will remove dangerous bends

Project background

The need to improve this section of road was identified in the draft Oxley Highway Corridor Strategy. The current highway has poor alignment, narrow pavements, inconsistent edge lines and inadequate clear zones with few opportunities to overtake.

The project

The project will involve:

  • building an eastbound overtaking lane between Spencers Cutting and to the west of Rawdon Island Road
  • realigning the intersection with Rawdon Island Road, and
  • widening the highway to accommodate 3.5-metre lanes and two-metre shoulders.

Review of environmental factors

A review of environmental factors (REF) has been prepared to determine the environmental impact of the improvements on the Oxley Highway at Spencers Cutting to inform the concept design and construction.

The REF was on display for public comment during September and October. Please view or download the draft Review of Environmental Factors.

A submissions report is being prepared based on the feedback we received.

Next steps

Feedback on the REF and concept design is being considered and a submissions report will be published. Once the project is approved Roads and Maritime will complete detailed design and prepare for construction in the first half of 2018.

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