Work starts on the Golden Highway at Sawpit Gully

21 October 2013

Work starts on the Golden Highway at Sawpit Gully

George Souris, MP Member for Upper Hunter announced that work will start next week to improve a 1.2km section of the Golden Highway at Sawpit Gully, about 56 kilometres west of Merriwa.

Mr. Souris said the NSW Government has provided $600,000 for the work to improve road safety in the Upper Hunter.

“The work involves widening 1.2 kilometres of the highway just west of Vinegaroy Road and installing a two metre road shoulder on each side of the highway,” Mr. Souris said.

“Work to improve drainage and upgrade safety barriers will also be carried out as part of the project.

“The improvements are expected to be completed in December, weather permitting.

“Motorists are advised work will be carried out on weekdays from 7am to 5pm and traffic controllers will be in place to safely guide motorists.

“Traffic will be reduced to one lane and will operate under contraflow during work hours.

“Reduced speed limits will also be in place and motorists may experience minor delays while work is carried out.

“Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience while this work is carried out,” Mr. Souris said.

For the latest traffic information, visit, download Live Traffic NSW for iPhone and iPad from the App Store, download Live Traffic NSW for Android from Google Play, or call 132 701. Mr. Souris concluded.

Contact G Souris:  Office (02) 6543 1065;  Parliament House (02) 9230 2196;  Mobile  0409194345

View the original media release (PDF).

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