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

Updates and announcements

Review of environmental factors (REF) – submissions report now available

A Review of Environmental Factors (PDF, 80.5Mb) to determine the environmental impact of the improvements on the Oxley Highway at Spencers Cutting was displayed during September and October.

After considering all submissions, minor changes have been made and the project has been determined to proceed. The submission report (PDF, 7.91Mb) is now available for viewing.

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.

Next steps

Roads and Maritime will complete detailed design and prepare for construction in the first half of 2018.

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