Kamilaroi Highway gets a safety boost
9 December 2019
The Kamilaroi Highway south-east of Narrabri will receive a significant safety boost with a $22 million upgrade package underway.
Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Infrastructure Chris Gulaptis said the upgrades were being delivered as part of the Saving Lives on Country Roads Initiative.
“The NSW Government is committed to improving safety along regional roads to help motorists get home to their friends and families, sooner and safer,” Mr Gulaptis said.
“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.
“The first stage of work will be on a four kilometre section starting at Turrawan Road, travelling south-east and will include installing rumble strips, a centre barrier, removing roadside hazards and widening the road.
“These measures aim to prevent head-on crashes and reduce the severity of crashes should a motorist leave the road.”
The first stage of the work is now underway and is expected to be completed by mid-2020, weather permitting, and will be carried out between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday, and between 7am and 1pm on Saturdays.
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.