Steph Cooke smiling in her car on side of road.
Steph Cooke in her car happy with the additional boost for road safety. (This is an archive photo.)

Safety improvements on the Olympic Highway at The Gap will continue with an additional boost as part of the NSW Government’s economic stimulus package.

Member for Cootamundra Stephanie Cooke said stimulus funding, from the NSW Government’s $2.3 billion COVID-19 package announced in March, had allowed Transport for NSW to bring forward and deliver projects in addition to its planned program of work.

“The additional $150,000 has meant we can bring forward the resurfacing component of the safety improvement work at The Gap, three kilometres south of Cootamundra,” Ms Cooke said.

“While delivering more safety benefits to the community and road users, this work will also inject much-needed additional funds into the local economy to support jobs and local businesses.”

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council has been engaged to continue the ongoing project, which will start today and take one week to complete.

Lane closures and restricted speed limits will be in place at The Gap on Monday 11, Tuesday 12 and Friday 15 May, between 7am and 6pm, while the road will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, 13 and 14 May between 7am and 6pm.

Motorists should plan their trip, allow extra travel time, and follow the directions of advance warning vehicles and all signs, including reduced speed limits.

Transport for NSW thanks the community and motorists for their patience while work is carried out.

For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701.