The Australian and NSW governments have committed funding to build the Bolivia Hill upgrade.
DEC 2019December 2019 community update now available
The latest community update provides an overview of the work that has been completed to-date, including excavation and slope stabilisation work, construction of footings and foundations for the bridge piers, and preparation for the start of cantilever bridge deck segment construction.More information
Work planned for the next few months includes transferring traffic from the western side to the eastern side of the highway to allow rehabilitation work to be carried out. Construction of the second pier will continue and work to construct the bridge deck will start. While this work is being carried out, the one lane traffic arrangement through the project site will remain in place and motorists should expect delays of up to 10 minutes.
From Friday 20 December to Monday 6 January, work will stop on site, however the one lane traffic arrangement and 24/7 traffic monitoring will remain in place.
Read more about the project in the December 2019 community update (PDF, 503Kb), or contact the project team directly if you have any questions.
View or download the traffic map.
The preferred route for the upgrade of Bolivia Hill was confirmed in February 2014. You can view or download the Bolivia Hill preferred route option report.
The preferred route for the Bolivia Hill upgrade will:
- Improve road safety
- Improve road transport productivity, efficiency and reliability of travel
- Minimise the impact on the natural, cultural and built environment
- Provide value for money.
Seedlings of the rare and endangered Bolivia Hill Wattle have been collected and delivered to Mount Annan Botanic Gardens for preservation. The unique wattle was identified during the review of environmental factors for the planned upgrade of the New England Highway at Bolivia Hill.
The discovery provided an opportunity for Roads and Maritime Services to work with the local community to gather and store seeds. Five people from the Inverell Aboriginal Men’s Group were trained to monitor the wattle to ensure the seeds were suitable for collection and then later, planting.
The wattle is unique to the area, growing only between Bolivia Hill and Glen Innes and Tenterfield, so it’s important to preserve it for future generations.
Design for the project
View or download the design for Bolivia Hill project.
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For further information about this project:
Phone: 1800 958 057 (toll free)
Mail: Roads and Maritime Services, PO Box 546, Grafton NSW 2460.