The NSW Nationals in the state government want to hear from the community to fine tune the design for the East and West sections of the Great Western Highway Upgrade.
Deputy Premier Paul Toole said the final design for the game-changing upgrade was edging closer, with major construction on track to start on the West section early next year.
“The Great Western Highway upgrade is fast becoming a reality. This is another chance for the community to shape this legacy project by providing their feedback on the updated designs for both sections,” Mr Toole said.
“Changes between Little Hartley and the Lithgow section will provide better connections that will make travelling between the east and the west easier and safer, and will include improvements to service roads and a second over-bridge.
“Locals wanting to travel between Little Hartley and Victoria Pass will be able to cross over the upgraded highway without having to contend with the highway traffic.
“Pedestrians and cyclists will also benefit, with the shared path to now start at an upgraded Berghofer’s Pass carpark and extend to Hartley historic village.”
Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the latest designs incorporated community feedback and will be on display for further feedback until 20 November.
“For the Katoomba to Blackheath ‘East’ section, one of the key design changes includes extending the carriageway towards Blackheath to improve connectivity and provide safer access between the upgraded highway and the existing Great Western Highway,” Mr Farraway said.
“An extension to the shared path access track has also been brought forward into the East section, connecting through to Valley View Road at Blackheath.
“The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government are building the infrastructure that matters to make daily life easier for the thousands of motorists who use the Great Western Highway each day.”
You can view the updated designs at nswroads.work/gwh