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

Safety work between Yarra and Smarts roads

A $3 million project to widen and resurface a 5.1 kilometre section of Gocup Road, between Yarra and Smarts roads started in January 2018.

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.

Work on Gocup Road is expected to be finished in June 2019.

View a map showing completed and current work.

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 start times is needed to carry out the road resurfacing from Thursday 4 October to Wednesday 31 October. During this period, working hours will be from 6am to 6pm Monday to Friday. Saturday shifts will continue from 8am to 1pm during this period, with the exception of Saturday 6 October.

On Saturday 6 October, increased hours of work are required between 7am and 6pm. The additional Saturday hours are expected for one day, weather permitting.

Following the completion of the work, hours will revert back to 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays


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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