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 projects for the remaining sections of Gocup Road including environmental assessment, design and property acquisition.

Updates and annoucements

Work has recommenced at the Smarts Road Project and Stuckeys Creek Project, and will continue over the coming months, weather dependent.

At the Smarts Road Project, efforts are being concentrated on the northern section of the project, comprising widening and resurfacing. The Quidong Corner was completed just prior to the shutdown over winter, while at the Stuckeys Creek Project, works have recommenced including stormwater drainage, earthworks and pavement construction.

In addition to the works being conducted at the Smarts Road Project and the Stuckeys Creek Project, there has been ongoing work over the winter period to maintain the deteriorating road surface due to the high rainfall levels being experienced. An assessment of the road condition has been conducted and road repairs are planned to be conducted over the next few months, in conjunction with the current construction projects.

Work on Gocup Road is carried out on weekdays between 7am and 6pm and on Saturdays between 8am and 1pm, weather permitting.

Motorists are advised there may be lane closures and speed limits in place during work hours for the safety of road users and workers. Motorists should plan their trip, allow extra travel time and follow the direction of all signs.

If you would like to be included on an email distribution list to receive information about the planned works and their impact, please email gocup.road.upgrade@rms.nsw.gov.au.

View a map showing completed and current work (PDF, 1.2 MB).


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.

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 3km 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, 3km south of Gundagai near the abattoir, was finished in May 2015.

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

Upcoming work on Gocup Road

The upgrade work includes widening the road, straightening curves, installing overtaking lanes and wire rope and strengthening sections of the road surface to withstand heavy loads.

The work will improve road safety for all road users while meeting the needs of existing and future freight vehicles and minimising future maintenance costs.

Roads and Maritime is continuing to plan for major upgrades at Doctors Hill and Halfway Hill. This work will involve building overtaking lanes and straightening sections of the road.

Planning is also continuing for the Cookoomooroo Project which will involve straightening sections of the road.

Earthworks for Doctors Hill and Halfway Hill are expected to start in mid-2017, with Cookoomooroo earthworks starting later in the year, weather permitting.

Minor projects currently in development for commencement in 2016/17 include shoulder widenings, batter improvements, safety barrier installation and some intersection improvements at various locations along Gocup Road.

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