Monaro Highway and Kosciuszko Road – overtaking lanes and safety improvements

The NSW Government has provided $20 million to build new overtaking lanes and improve safety on Monaro Highway and Kosciuszko Road.

Monaro Highway, Bredbo
Monaro Highway, Bredbo

Updates and announcements

Roads and Maritime Services are currently planning work to improve traffic efficiency and road safety on Monaro Highway and Kosciuszko Road. The scope of works being investigated includes:

  • Additional westbound lane on Kosciuszko Road from Barry Way to Alpine Way
  • Additional overtaking lanes between the NSW border and Jindabyne – the total number and location of these overtaking lanes is currently being investigated. View the project map for more details.
  • Road safety improvements at targeted locations along both Monaro Highway and Kosciuszko Road.

Planning work already carried out includes ground investigations at potential locations along the route, traffic counts and modelling and preparing concept designs.

Background

Monaro Highway and Kosciuszko Road form part of the key freight, commuter and recreational route between the Snowy Mountains region and the ACT through to Sydney and surrounds. This is the key route used by motorists travelling to the NSW snow fields.

The focus of the $20 million improvements will be the Monaro Highway between the ACT border and Cooma and the Kosciuszko Road from south of Cooma to Jindabyne via Berridale.

Overview

  • $20 million allocated by the NSW Government for additional overtaking lanes on Monaro Highway and Kosciuszko Road
  • Investigations into most suitable locations for the overtaking lanes currently underway
  • Update on the investigations to date expected by June 2017.

Project benefits

The project will improve road safety and traffic efficiency for road users in the Snowy Mountains region by:

  • Providing an additional westbound lane on Kosciuszko Road from Barry Way to Alpine Way
  • Providing additional overtaking lanes on Monaro Highway and Kosciuszko Road (locations to be determined)
  • Carrying out additional road safety improvements at other sections along both roads.

Next steps

  • Preliminary work on the first priority, the provision of a second westbound lane on Kosciuszko Road from the Barry Way to the Alpine Way is currently expected to start in the second half of 2017
  • Update on the investigations into potential locations for overtaking lanes is expected by early 2017.
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