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.
- Improvements along the existing highway, including changes to curves to make them safer
- New structure over Whites Creek to lessen the 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
- More arrows and reflective markers on the highway to provide clear definition of lanes
- Provision of concrete and wire rope safety barriers
- Improved road surface.
Roads and Maritime 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 14 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 important safety work on the Great Western Highway.
Work started in December 2014 and will be completed in 2017, weather permitting.
Five kilometres of safety upgrades through Hartley Valley opened to traffic at the end of December 2016.
Traffic change at Forty Bends
Out of hours work
Victoria Pass Great Western Highway westbound lane closure and asphalting at the bottom of Victoria Pass
Out of hours work on the Great Western Highway safety upgrade from Hartley Valley to Forty Bends
Temporary closure of westbound rest area – River Lett Hill
Postponement of asphalt work on the Great Western Highway through Hartley Valley
Questions and answers – Great Western Highway Hartley Valley to Forty Bends safety upgrade
Possible delays on the Great Western Highway from Hartley Valley to River Lett Hill from Wednesday 8 June
Construction continues on the Great Western Highway safety upgrade from Hartley Valley to Forty Bends
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