Denman Road upgrade begins

3 October 2019

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter today announced that a three kilometre section of Denman Road at Denman, north of the Golden Highway, will become a hive of activity this week thanks to a $6.1 million investment by the NSW Nationals in Government.

Mr Johnsen said the project would include widening and rebuilding the road, installing roadside safety barriers and upgrading drainage.

“Denman Road is a busy traffic thoroughfare with more than 8000 vehicles using this stretch of road each day,” Mr Johnsen said.

“The project will improve safety for road users with wider shoulders and barriers helping to prevent motorists from veering from the road into roadside hazards.

“When the rebuilding and drainage work is complete this section of Denman Road will be stronger, longer lasting and safer for all road users.”

Mr Johnsen said work would start on Tuesday 8 October and will be carried out between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday and between 8am and 1pm on Saturday.

“For the safety of motorists and workers, traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 40 kilometres per hour will be in place, which may cause delays of up to 10 minutes for road users,” Mr Johnsen said.

“Motorists may also experience delays due to an intersection upgrade at Denman Road and Edderton Road, about 10 kilometres north of the project area.”

The upgrade is expected to be completed in eight months, weather permitting.

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the direction of signs and traffic control.

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