New overtaking lane for Snowy Mountains Highway

12 November 2019

Local communities will have a safer and more efficient journey along the Snowy
Mountains Highway with a new overtaking lane to be built west of Adelong.

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Infrastructure Chris Gulaptis said the
upgrade would support motorists travelling in and around Tumut and the Hume
Highway.

"The Snowy Mountain Highway is a key connector between the south west of the state
and the South Coast and Monaro regions and is regularly used by freight vehicles," Mr Gulaptis said.

"With steep hills this can often result in slower travel times, which is why we're
investing $2.6 million to build a new one kilometre overtaking lane.

"Vehicles will be able to move around heavy vehicles, helping them to get to their
destination sooner and safer."

Work will involve widening the existing road surface, installing safety signs and barriers
as well as drainage and slope improvements.

A number of trees and shrubs will also be removed as part of the work to increase
road safety.

Work started this week and will take place between 7am and 6pm on weekdays and
8am to 1pm on Saturdays between the Henry Street and Sandy Gully Road
intersections.

Work is expected to be completed by April 2020, weather permitting.

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