Steph Cooke stands in front of a sign for the Goldenfields Way telling the direction to Wagga Wagga, Temora and Junee.

The continuing upgrade of Goldfields Way is about to take another step forward with work starting near Old Junee.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the NSW Government was committed to improving road safety on key routes in western NSW and had carried out a number of upgrades to sections of the highway including north of Temora and near Barmedman.

“From Monday 11 May, work will start to install rumble strips and wide centre lines from Goldfields Way, south of the Olympic Highway intersection, to north of Old Junee Road, except in front of residences,” Ms Cooke said.

“Wide centre lines and rumble strips are highly effective road safety treatments known to help reduce crashes by 25 per cent and are particularly effective at night or during bad weather.”

There will also be other minor work carried out including refreshing barrier lines, upgrades to signs and a lowering of the speed limit from 150 metres south of Hanks Lane to 300 metres north of the intersection with Old Junee Road, after safety concerns were raised by the community.

The speed limit will be reduced from 100km/h to 80km/h from Monday 1 June 2020.

Work will be carried out between 7am and 5pm on weekdays and from 7am to 1pm on Saturdays. Changed traffic conditions will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists including traffic control, lane closures and reduced speed limits.

Work is expected to be completed in four weeks, weather permitting.

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