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.

Katoomba to Mount Victoria road safety improvements

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.

Mount Victoria village safety upgrades

Roads and Maritime Services is finalising the important 1.6 kilometre safety upgrade of the Great Western Highway through Mount Victoria village.

The road was opened to traffic in March 2018. Work is still continuing with landscaping and concrete footpath paths to still be completed. Work is likely to be finished in mid-2018.

Hartley Valley to Forty Bends road safety improvements

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.
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