Work restarts on $6.2 million heavy vehicle rest area on Hume Highway near Mullengandra
06 January 2017
Work will restart in early January on the new Murlo Rest Area on the Hume Highway to provide parking for up to 20 B doubles.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said work on the new rest area, about 40 kilometres north of Albury, was part of a $6.2 million project jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments under the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program.
“The program aims to improve road safety and reduce the number of incidents involving heavy vehicles by targeting heavy vehicle driver fatigue,” the spokesperson said.
“The new facility has been designed to meet future freight movements and will provide an area for short and long stay heavy vehicles, accessible from the northbound lane of the Hume Highway.
“Lane closures and speed restrictions will be required at times during the work, for the safety of workers and motorists.
“Work will restart on 9 January 2017 and will be carried out weekdays between 7am and 6pm, and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.
“Major work is due to be completed by end of April before minor work including landscaping will take place,
“The rest area is due to open to the public in June 2017, weather permitting.”
Motorists should plan their trip, allow extra travel time and follow the direction of traffic control and all signs, including reduced speed limits.
Roads and Maritime Services will keep motorists informed of changed traffic conditions as work progresses.
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