Highway safety project starts north of Guyra

11th May 2021

Work has begun on a $1.3 million upgrade project on the New England Highway near Tubbamurra Road. The project will widen the existing road shoulder, install and improve drainage and visibility. New safety barriers will also be added to reduce the severity of head-on and run-off-road crashes.
Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall said that the roadworks are a major investment by the State Government that will make every journey along this incline on the highway safer.
“The highway is a vital freight link for communities across region, with about 2,660 vehicles using it every day,” Mr 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
“I encourage all traffic, in particular heavy vehicles, to ensure they heed the 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.”
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, weather permitting.
Traffic is being reduced to one lane, alternating flow, during work hours, with a reduced speed limit in place for the safety of workers and motorists.
For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701.
For more information about projects on the New England Highway, visit nswroads.work/newengland