Katoomba to Mount Victoria

Great Western Highway through Blackheath
Great Western Highway through Blackheath

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. More than 100 submissions were received after the display of the Katoomba to Mount Victoria Review of Environmental Factors in early 2016.

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

As a result of community feedback, the project has been through a series of design refinements which considered environmental impact and available funding, while meeting the objective to improve safety along the route.

Detailed design of the project has been completed and at the start of February 2018 Roads and Maritime Services invited tenders. The construction work expected to start in mid 2018.

Community update

November 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

Volume 1

January 2016

Volume 2

January 2016

Volume 3

January 2016

Volume 4

January 2016

Volume 5

January 2016

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