Katoomba to Mount Victoria

Traffic at Mount Victoria diverted onto a new section of highway
Traffic at Mount Victoria diverted onto a new section of highway

The Australian and NSW governments are undertaking a $250 million upgrade package on the Great Western Highway between Katoomba and Lithgow to improve traffic flow, safety and travel conditions.

The Great Western Highway upgrade is being carried out in sections to provide road users with a better travelling experience and includes a number of projects which are underway, including safety upgrades at Forty Bends, in the Hartley Valley and Mount Victoria village.

The remaining funding will be used for safety upgrades in a priority order between Katoomba and Mount Victoria.

Roads and Maritime prepared a Review of Environmental Factors to examine the potential impacts of the proposed upgrade to the Great Western Highway, Katoomba to Mount Victoria, and outline measures to reduce and manage the impacts. This Review was displayed for community and stakeholder comment from 3 February to 3 March 2016.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to consider the proposal and provide feedback.

Roads and Maritime has considered all of the feedback about the proposed Katoomba to Mount Victoria upgrade. We have prepared a Review of Environmental Factors Submissions Report which provides a summary of the comments and our responses and an overview of the design refinements that have been made since the display.

View the Submissions Report.

Next steps

Roads and Maritime has determined the Review of Environmental Factors for Katoomba to Mount Victoria safety upgrade and is proceeding with the detailed design phase of the project.

Tenders are expected to be invited in the first half of 2017 with construction expected to start late in 2017.

Community update

January 2017

Out of hours work notification

Community update

December 2016

Submissions report

June 2016

Katoomba to Blackheath nightwork for geotech

August 2016

Updated dates for night work

Katoomba to Blackheath nightwork for geotech

May 2016

Night work for geotech

Preferred treatments report

November 2014

Road safety upgrades preferred treatments report

Community update

November 2014

Community update preferred treatments - November 2014

Community update

April 2014

Community update - April 2014

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January 2016

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January 2016

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January 2016

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