Work starts to improve overtaking safety on the Newell Highway at Tap Hill
Roads and Maritime Services will start work on a $2.15 million project to improve safety by providing a new overtaking lane for motorists travelling on the Newell Highway at Tap Hill.
Member for Barwon, Mr Kevin Humphries MP, said Roads and Maritime will build a new 1.5 kilometre lane to give motorists the opportunity to overtake slower vehicles travelling north on the highway , 50 kilometres north of Gilgandra.
“As well as building a new overtaking lane, a one metre wide centre line will be installed and the road shoulder widened to two metres on both sides for increased road user safety,” Mr Humphries said.
“The safety work aims to provide all road users with safer passing opportunities on this busy freight route.
“Work will be carried out from Monday to Saturday between 7am and 6pm, weather permtiting.
For the safety of workers and motorists, one lane will be closed during work hours.
Motorists should plan their trip, allow extra travel time and follow the direction of mobile traffic lights and all signs, including a reduced speed limit which will be in place.
Roads and Maritime thanks community members for their patience during this important road upgrade.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.