Gocup Road upgrade

The NSW Government has committed $70 million over five years to upgrade Gocup Road.

Roads and Maritime Services is continuing to develop and deliver significant improvements along the Gocup Road corridor between Tumut and Gundagai.

Quidong Corner
Quidong Corner

Updates and announcements

Work progressing on Doctors Hill and Halfway Hill

Work is progressing well on the Doctors Hill and Halfway Hill section of the Gocup Road upgrade, which started in October 2017.

The $44 million project was awarded to Ertech Pty Ltd and is due to be completed in June 2019.

The project involves building two overtaking lanes, widening and realigning the road, and installing safety barriers and two permanent bus stops along a 5.4 kilometre section of Gocup Road.

A change to working hours is needed to carry out the road resurfacing from Thursday 4 October to Friday 21 December. During this period, working hours will be from 6am to 6pm Monday to Friday and from 7am to 6pm Saturdays.

Residents and road users are advised work will stop on Gocup Road for the holiday closedown period between noon on Friday 21 December and Monday 7 January 2019. During this time, there will be no workers onsite and lanes will be open, however a 60 km/h speed restriction will be in place.

Road safety improvements north of Tumut

Work will be carried out on a five-kilometre section of Gocup Road, between Gocup Farms Road and Snowy Mountains Highway from 31 October for about three months, weather permitting.

Work will be carried out between 7am and 5pm on weekdays, and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays.

Background

Gocup Road is a 31 kilometre two-lane rural road from the Snowy Mountains Highway at Tumut to the Hume Highway at Gundagai. It provides a vital link between the economic hubs of Sydney and Melbourne, and the local area.

This road was a Regional Road previously managed by Gundagai and Tumut Shire councils. On 1 July 2010, it was reclassified as a State Road due to significant changes in economic activity and traffic flows in the area, particularly with the expansion of the local timber industry.

The road is generally narrow, with tight corners and steep sections. High numbers of heavy vehicles use the road mainly because of the local timber and milling industry.

Cookoomooroo review of environmental factors

A review of environmental factors to upgrade Gocup Road at Cookoomooroo has been published. View or download the Review of Environmental Factors.

Previous work on Gocup Road

  • A $2.5 million project to widen around 1.5 kilometres of the road at Meadow Creek, eight kilometres north of Tumut, was completed in 2012
  • A 660 metre section south of Meadow Creek was widened and rebuilt at a cost of $1.4 million, with work completed in May 2014
  • Work to improve road shoulders and road alignment on a 3 kilometre section at Minjary Creek and a location called Quidong 90 was completed in June 2015 at a cost of $2.8 million
  • $5 million of road widening, realignment and intersection improvements, 3 kilometres south of Gundagai near the abattoir, was finished in May 2015
  • $2 million of road widening and strengthening works, including improvement of the curve at Quidong Corner, was completed in June 2016. The project is located 13 kilometres north of Tumut
  • $7.4 million of road widening and strengthening works at Smarts Road, including significant safety improvements throughout the project length, was completed in December 2016. The project is located 4 kilometres north of Tumut
  • $4 million of road widening and strengthening works, as well as a number of safety improvements, was completed along a 1.8 kilometre stretch of Gocup Road at Stuckeys Creek, 13 kilometres north of Tumut, in June 2017

These projects have significantly improved road safety by widening the road, strengthening the road surface, straightening curves and improving drainage.

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