Widening and rebuilding works are set to start this week on a three kilometres section of Denman Road and Denman, north of the Golden Highway.
The upgrades come from a $6.1 million investment by the state government. Other upgrades will include roadside safety barrier installation and upgrading of drainage.
Michael Johnsen, Member for Upper Hunter said Denman Road is a busy traffic thoroughfare with more than 8000 daily vehicles using the road.
“The project will improve safety for road users with wider shoulders and barriers helping to prevent motorists from veering from the road into roadside hazards,” he said.
“When the rebuilding and drainage work is complete this section of Denman Road will be stronger, longer lasting and safer for all road users.”
The upgrade is expected for completion in eight months, weather permitting.
The works will take place between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday and between 8am and 1pm Saturday, a speed limit of 40 kilometres per hour will be in place and may cause delays.