Road improvement work starts on Golden Highway at Denmen

16 December 2015

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter today highlighted that the Denman community will soon benefit from improved road safety on the Golden Highway with work starting today Wednesday 16 December.

Mr Johnsen said the NSW Government awarded Muswellbrook Shire Council a $3.5 million grant under the Resources for Mining Affected Regions program to improve access to Palace and Crinoline streets at Denman.

“Roads and Maritime Services thanks the community for providing feedback on the proposal which included realigning a 120 metre section of the highway to bypass the existing four-way intersection at Palace and Crinoline streets,” Mr Johnsen said.

“Following a review of the comments received in October this year the project will be carried out with the aim of improving safety and traffic flow for vehicles travelling on the highway and reducing braking for heavy vehicles.
“A project site office will be established about 350 metres south of the Cawsey Park rest area later this month before major work starts in January next year after the holiday break.

“The major work will involve improving storm water drainage, rebuilding new pavement and providing new safety barriers.”

Work will be carried out on weekdays between 7am and 6pm and occasionally on Saturdays between 8am to 1pm until mid-next year, weather permitting.

Changed traffic conditions may be required as work progresses and more information will be provided to the community in advance when work is confirmed.

“As this work occurs over the Christmas period, Roads and Maritime would like to thank residents and motorists for their patience while this essential road safety improvement work is carried out,” Mr Johnsen concluded.

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