The Kamilaroi Highway south-east of Narrabri will receive a significant safety boost with a $22 million upgrade package underway.
The upgrades are being delivered as part of the Saving Lives on Country Roads Initiative.
Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Infrastructure Chris Gulaptis said the NSW Government is committed to improving safety along regional roads to get people home sooner and safer.
“The Kamilaroi Highway provides a vital link between Narrabri and Gunnedah, with the safety package to be delivered along a 17 kilometre stretch of road over the next four years,” Mr. Gulaptis said.
The first stage of works will be completed on a four kilometre section starting at Turrawan Road going south-east. It will include the installation of rumble strips, a centre barrier and the removal of roadside hazards alongside road widening.
“These measures aim to prevent head-on crashes and reduce the severity of crashes should a motorist leave the road,” he said.
The first stage of the work is now underway and is expected to be completed by mid-2020, weather permitting.
Changed traffic conditions will be in place for the safety of workers, including a reduced speed limit of 40 kilometres per hour during work hours.