$3 million safety upgrade on Mid Western Highway completed at Blayney

6 August 2018

Motorists travelling along the Mid Western Highway at Blayney are enjoying safer driving conditions with a major road upgrade now completed.

Bathurst MP Paul Toole said the NSW Government provided $3 million for the project across three years, including $2.5 million under the Safer Roads Program and $500,000 from state maintenance funding. The project will improve road safety and provide improved conditions for freight vehicles.

“This work will benefit the more than 4000 drivers of vehicles who travel along the road each day, 9.6 per cent of which are heavy vehicles,” Mr Toole said.

“Work on the project started in March this year and employed about 35 people.

“A key part of the project involved improving access through the Hobbys Yards Road intersection with the highway, removing the skewed approach for motorists approaching the highway and improving the sight lines for improved safety.”

Mr Toole said the work included realigning and re-grading the curve on Adelaide and Martha streets where a number of heavy vehicle rollover crashes have been reported, mainly due to excessive speeds and slope of the road.

Roads and Maritime thanks motorists and the community for their patience during this important road upgrade.

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