Katoomba to Lithgow - Great Western Highway upgrade
The Australian and NSW Governments are investing $250 million to upgrade the Great Western Highway between Katoomba and Lithgow.
Detailed design of the project has been completed. Roads and Maritime Services have invite tenders for the upgrade and will announce the winning bid in early 2018. We hope to start work in mid 2018.
Roads and Maritime Services is continuing to deliver an important 1.6 kilometre upgrade of the Great Western Highway through Mount Victoria village.
The project has been split into three sections. Roads users are now able to drive on the newly asphalted road in Section 1 and Second 3. Work is progressing well and asphalting in Section 2 will begin in early 2018.
Roads and Maritime Services completed the safety upgrades and road improvements on the Great Western Highway between Hartley Valley and Forty Bends in October 2017.
The upgrade included:
- improvements along the existing highway, including changes to curves to make them safer
- precast arch structure over Whites Creek and concrete pavement at Forty Bends 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.