$5.91 million work starts this week for final sealing and weatherproofing of the Silver City Highway

17 September 2018

Work starts this week on the first project to complete the final sealing and weatherproofing of the Silver City and Cobb highways.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the NSW Government provided $5.91 million to seal 7.62 kilometres of the Silver City Highway at Warratta, which is part of the $145 million program of work to seal the remaining 200 kilometres of the Silver City and Cobb highways by 2023.

The total NSW Government investment since 2011 in the Cobb and Silver City highways is $195 million.

“Work will start this week about 300 kilometres north of Broken Hill on the Silver City Highway and is scheduled to continue until February 2019,” the spokesperson said.

“Work will be carried out on weekdays from 6am to 6pm, weather permitting, with traffic diverted around the work site onto a side track, the creation of which will be the first stage of work.

“Sealing these dirt roads – the final dirt roads in the entire state road network - will support tourism and economic development and ensure safer and more reliable journeys on these vital transport and freight routes which also service isolated communities such as Tibooburra, Packsaddle and Milparinka.

“Motorists should plan their trip, allow extra travel time and follow the directions of traffic control and all signs, including reduced speed limits.

“Roads and Maritime Services thanks the community for its patience during this essential upgrade work.”

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.

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