Bells Line of Road corridor improvement program

The NSW Government is delivering $48 million of work to improve road safety and traffic efficiency on Bells Line of Road between Lithgow and Kurrajong Heights. These improvements to this corridor include more overtaking lanes and wider sealed shoulders.

Bells Line of Road concept map (indicative only) - click for a larger version (PDF, 222Kb).
Bells Line of Road concept map (indicative only) - click for a larger version (PDF, 222Kb).

Updates and announcements

A community update (PDF, 1.2Mb) was distributed in June 2016.

Richmond Bridge and approaches congestion study

Roads and Maritime recently sought feedback on long term options to improve Richmond Bridge and approaches in the vicinity of the existing bridge.

Read more about the Richmond Bridge project.

Project background

In 2012, the Australian and NSW governments completed a long term strategic plan for the Bells Line of Road corridor to identify improvement works and set priorities for the next 20 years and beyond.

The Bells Line of Road plan recommends safety and traffic improvements for the existing route. There are currently 10 identified sites for the Bells Line of Road between Kurrajong Heights and Bell.

The project map page highlights the seven overtaking lanes proposed to improve safety and efficiency of the corridor.

What happens next?

Further proposals from North Richmond to Lithgow will be developed over the next 12 months. Roads and Maritime will advise residents of upcoming work including vegetation removal, adjustments to utilities, sign installation and line marking.

Additional activities

Residents and motorists may notice additional activities along the Bells Line of Road corridor between Lithgow and Kurrajong Heights. This investigation work will continue through the design and development stages to help the project team plan the remaining sites identified for improvement work.

Additional activities, including general maintenance work, will typically be carried out between 7am and 6pm from Mondays to Fridays and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays, excluding public holidays, weather permitting.  Roads and Maritime will continue to notify residents and businesses of any work that may impact them including any night work.

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