Changed traffic conditions for drainage work on Silver City Highway near Wentworth

3 October 2014

Motorists are advised work will start this month on a major project to replace a large drain beneath the Silver City Highway about 23 kilometres north of Wentworth, John Williams The Nationals Member for Murray-Darling said.

Mr Williams said the $600,000 project forms part of the Routine Bridge Maintenance Program and will involve replacing the 10 metre wide drain to reduce ongoing maintenance costs and disruptions to motorists. “Roads and Maritime Services will completely replace the existing drain and rebuild the drain system originally built in 1967,” Mr Williams said.

“The drainage work will be carried out in two stages to reduce the impact to motorists with the project expected to be completed in February next year, weather permitting.”

Work will be carried out on weekdays from 5.30am to 6pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm.with one of two lanes to be closed during work for the safety of motorists and workers.

Mobile traffic lights will be in place and operational 24 hours a day to guide motorists through the work site and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h will also be in place.

From mid-November, heavy vehicle drivers are advised a width restriction of four metres will apply until the end of the project. Electronic message signs will direct drivers of wide loads and alternate routes on both approaches to the work site.

Roads and Maritime will make every effort to reduce noise from the work and access to properties will not be affected.

Motorists should allow extra travel time and follow all signs.

For the latest traffic information, visit LiveTraffic, download Live Traffic NSW or call 132 701.

Contact: John Williams 0438 808 722

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