Safety improvement work starts on Hume Highway near Dog on Tuckerbox

9 October 2017

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads, Freight and Transport, Kevin Anderson today visited the Hume Highway to kick of a $623,000 package of work to improve safety, about ten kilometres north of Gundagai.

Mr Anderson said the NSW Government is funding the project, which involves replacing more than 100 large concrete slabs and installing new line marking and road markers, to provide a stronger, smoother and safer road surface.

“This road rebuilding work will extend the life of the road, improve the road surface and reduce future maintenance costs,” Mr Anderson said.

“Work will start on Monday 9 October on the highway between Warralong Road and Gobarralong Road, just north of the iconic Dog on the Tuckerbox, and will be carried out on weekdays between 7am and 5pm and Saturdays between 7am and 1pm, weather permitting.

“This work is expected to be completed by the end of November.

“Changed traffic conditions will be in place during work including the closure of southbound lanes with both directions of traffic using northbound lanes during the work.

“Gobarralong Road access to the Hume Highway will be closed during work with a detour in place through Coolac via Coleman Street, Coolac Road and the Muttama Road overpass. The Mingay Road crossing will remain open, with traffic control in place.“

Properties on the southbound side of the project and south of Mingay Road will be closed to the Hume Highway during the work. North and southbound access to the highway will be available via Mingay Road with signs be in place to guide motorists.

“Residents on the northbound side of the project will continue to access the Hume Highway via the Muttama Road overpass at Coolac."

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