Work is set to get under way next week on the Hume Highway near Gundagai as part of critical upgrades to improve the safety and efficiency of the highway.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government has invested close to $15 million since 2018 into upgrading a total of 14 kilometres of the Hume Highway, south of Gundagai.
“A further $6.5 million is going towards stage four of this project to ensure we get on with the job of building a safe and efficient road network.
“This upgrade will deliver a safer and smoother road surface for the local community, including improved clear zones, and new safety barriers, signs and line markings.
“As part of the upgrade, works will be carried out on a 1.6-kilometre section of road in the southbound lanes, from the Hume Highway intersection with Jessops Lagoon Road to the newly constructed crossovers near Mount Street,” Ms Cooke said.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said that the upgrades were critical to improve the safety and efficiency of the highway for locals, travellers and the freight industry.
“We’re investing in important works to ensure road users are travelling safely, communities are better connected and supply chains remain open, especially during extreme weather events.
“The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is building the infrastructure that matters to communities in regional NSW to improve their daily lives,” Mr Farraway said.
Work commences on Monday 30 January until Friday 7 April and will be carried out from 6am to 11pm on weekdays and from 8am to 5pm on Saturdays from Monday 30 January, weather permitting. Some night work may be required outside these hours.
Traffic conditions will change as works progress and road users are encouraged to download the Live Traffic NSW app, visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701 for the latest traffic updates.