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 Rd corridor between Tumut and Gundagai

Quidong Corner
Quidong Corner

Updates and announcements

Work has now been completed at the Smarts Road Project. This 2.4km section of Gocup Road has benefited from road widening and strengthening works and includes significant safety improvements throughout the project length.

Work at the Stuckeys Creek Project is nearing completion with the 1.8km section on track for completion prior to Winter 2017. This project also involved road widening and strengthening works and a number of safety improvements.

Tenders have been called for the construction of major works at the Halfway Hill and Doctors Hill Projects. These projects involve road strengthening and widening and will deliver a number of safety improvements including the provision of two climbing lanes. The works on these projects will be undertaken concurrently along a 5.4km section of Gocup Road. Significant construction activity is expected to commence in Spring 2017.

Work on Gocup Road is carried out between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday and between 8am and 1pm on Saturday, 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).

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.

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.
  • $2 million of road widening and strengthening works including improvement of the curve at Quidong Corner. The project is located 13km north of Tumut and was completed in June 2016.
  • $7.4 million of road widening and strengthening works and includes significant safety improvements throughout the project length. The project is located 4km north of Tumut and was completed in December 2016.

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

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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.

Tenders have been called for the construction of the Doctors Hill and Halfway Hill projects. Preliminary works including utility relocation and boundary fencing will be carried out this winter with significant construction works to commence in Spring 2017. 

Roads and Maritime is continuing to plan for the Cookoomooroo Project which will involve straightening sections of the road.

There are also minor projects in development which will involve shoulder widenings, batter improvements, safety barrier installation and some intersection improvements at various locations along Gocup Road.

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