Motorists travelling on the New England Highway north of Guyra in New South Wales will soon receive widened lanes, as well as safety barriers.
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has announced that work has started on the $1.3 million safety upgrades near Tubbamurra Road.
Marshall said the works will drastically improve safety along the highway for the 2,660 motorists who use the road every day.
“This is a major investment by the state government that will make every journey along this incline on the highway safer,” Marshall said. “These works, being funded through the Safer Roads program, will support about 30 local jobs and provide additional work for about six local suppliers and contractors.”
Marshall said that drivers should be wary of possible traffic delays.
“A 40km/h speed limit which will be in place for the duration of works, keep an eye out for signage and allow an extra five minutes travel time,” he said.
Work is being carried out from 6am to 6pm on weekdays and from 7am to 4pm on Saturdays and is expected to take three months.
Traffic is being reduced to one lane, with a reduced speed limit in place for the safety of workers and motorists.