Hartley Valley to Forty Bends upgrade
About this project
Roads and Maritime Services is carrying out work on safety upgrades and road improvements on the Great Western Highway between Hartley Valley and Forty Bends.
Key features of the project
- Improvements along the existing highway, including changes to curves to make them safer
- New structure over Whites Creek to lessen risk of black ice formation
- Five main intersection upgrades:
- Coxs River Road and Ambermere Drive
- Baaners Lane and Browns Gap Road
- Old Bathurst Road
- Jenolan Caves Road and Blackmans Creek Road
- Daintree Close
- Bus bays along the highway for safer access
- More arrows and reflective markers on the highway to provide clear definition of lanes
- Improved road surface.
Roads and Maritime has combined the Hartley Valley and River Lett Hill to Forty Bends safety work and improvements at Forty Bends in a single contract. This will ensure a coordinated approach to traffic management during work along the 12 kilometre section of the Great Western Highway between the bottom of Victoria Pass and Forty Bends (McKanes Falls Road).
Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd has been appointed by Roads and Maritime to deliver this work on the Great Western Highway.
Work started in December 2014 and will be completed in 2017, weather permitting.
Construction at Forty Bends is progressing with environmental controls, fencing, clearing and temporary traffic arrangements in place. Piling on the western side of the Whites Creek for the concrete arch is completed. The construction of the foundation on the eastern side of the creek for the arch is in progress. Earthwork is in progress on both sides of the highway. The turning circle on McKanes Falls Road is complete.
In the Hartley Valley road work between Old Bathurst Road and Victoria Pass is underway at multiple locations.
For more information, view or download the Whites Creek REF Addendum .
Questions and answers – Great Western Highway Hartley Valley to Forty Bends safety upgrade
Hartley Valley to Forty Bends safety upgrade construction update
Forty Bends and safety upgrades construction update – February 2016
Hartley Valley to Forty Bends
Start of work community update
Whites Creek REF Addendum
Whites Creek REF Addendum October 2014
Hartley Valley community update
Community update - November 2013
Forty Bends and safety upgrades community update
Forty Bends and safety upgrades community update - October 2012