Work starts on major project to improve Mid-Western Highway at Cowra West
24 September 2014
Local Nationals MP, Katrina Hodgkinson today announced that Roads and Maritime Services will start work next week on a $580,000 project to widen the Mid Western Highway at Cowra West to improve safety for all road users.
Katrina said the NSW Government provided funding to improve the condition of highway lanes for both light and heavy vehicles and improve parking for trucks.
“Work will involve widening the highway and sealing the shoulders, including at intersections and improving truck parking locations along a 1.9 kilometre section of the highway,” Katrina said.
Work will be carried out on weekdays from 7am to 6pm and alternating traffic conditions will be in place where lane closures are required for the safety of motorists and workers.
Signs will guide motorists through the work site and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h will apply during work hours.
Every effort will be made to reduce impacts to the local community although there may be some disruption to driveways and street parking.
Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time and follow all signs.
Work is expected to be completed at the end of October, weather permitting.
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