Earthwork at Ogilvies Hill on the Golden Highway

Golden Highway Upgrades – Ogilvies Hill and Winery Hill

Roads and Maritime Services is upgrading the Golden Highway at Ogilvies Hill and Winery Hill to improve traffic efficiency, network reliability and safety.

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MAR 2019

MAR 2019Working times and traffic changes

Work on the upgrades started in March 2019 and is expected to be completed by late 2020. The work is being delivered by Ditchfield Contracting Pty Ltd.

Impacts at Ogilvies Hill and Winery Hill may include delays and disruptions to traffic flow and travel times. Travel time delays may be significant with journeys expected to take up to an additional 15 minutes between Jerrys Plains and Denman during some stages of construction.

For more information about working times and traffic changes please download the March 2019 project notification (PDF, 115Kb).

Project information

The project involves upgrading a two kilometre section of the Golden Highway near Ogilvies Hill and a four kilometre section between Bowmans Crossing and Saddlers Creek, approximately nine kilometres west of Jerrys Plains.

The upgrades are part of a package of work being delivered on the Golden Highway, between Whittingham and Dubbo, to improve safety, traffic efficiency, network reliability and freight access.

The NSW Government is providing $109 million funding, with an additional $24 million funding from the Australian Government, for the package of work on the Golden Highway.

More information on the package of work is available on the Golden Highway Upgrades webpage.

The improvements include:

  • Building overtaking lanes in both directions to improve safety and traffic flow
  • Rebuilding and realigning the road
  • Widening road shoulders
  • Drainage improvements and providing five metre clear zones along sections of the highway.

For more information view or download the April 2018 project update.

The environmental assessments for the projects were finalised in July 2018. For more information on the assessments, download the Winery Hill Review of Environmental Factors or the Ogilvies Hill Review of Environmental Factors.

An Addendum REF has also been prepared for additional slope work at Ogilvies Hill.

An Environment Protection License for the Winery Hill and Ogilvies Hill projects was issued by the NSW EPA on 11 October 2018.

The Environment Protection Licence can be found on the Environment Protection Licence page.

We will continue to keep stakeholders and the community informed as construction progresses.

Project documents

Community updates

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March 2019 community update

Start of work on the Golden Highway Upgrades at Ogilvies Hill and Winery Hill from Monday 18 March 2019.

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Project updates

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April 2018 project update

Ogilvies Hill and Winery Hill Overtaking Lanes.

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Reports

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June 2019 review of environmental factors consistency review

Additional landscape features.

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December 2018 addendum review of environmental factors

Golden Highway Upgrade at Ogilvies Hill.

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July 2018 review of environmental factors report

Main report.

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July 2018 review of environmental factors - appendix A

Consideration of clause 228(2) factors and matters of national environmental significance.

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July 2018 review of environmental factors report

Golden Highway Upgrade at Winery Hill main report.

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June 2018 community consultation report

Golden Highway Upgrades - Ogilvies Hill and Winery Hill.

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Contact us

For further information or to make a complaint, please contact our delivery partner Ditchfield Contracting Pty Ltd:

Phone: 1800 560 833

Email: community.goldenhighway@ditchfield.com.au

Mail: Roads and Maritime Services, Locked Bag 2030, Newcastle, NSW 2300.

Complaints will be investigated within one working day from when they are received. If not already addressed via follow-up face-to-face conversation, phone call or email, a detailed response is provided once the complaint has been investigated.

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