Rebuilding Riverina Highway at Howlong

1 February 2021

Motorists travelling on the Riverina Highway through Howlong will soon be enjoying safer journeys with work to improve a section of the road starting in February.

Member for Albury Justin Clancy said the NSW Government was investing $2 million to rebuild a 2.2 kilometre section of road from about 200 metres south of the Read Street intersection to Jude Street.

“We know how important good roads are to regional communities. This work will replace a section of road with a new, stronger surface, reducing ongoing maintenance costs and preventing further deterioration,” Mr Clancy said.

“The work which will provide up to 35 jobs for local contractors and suppliers will start on Monday 1 February and will be carried out from 7am to 6pm on weekdays and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays, weather permitting.

To minimise disruption to road users, some night work is planned from Tuesday 16 to Thursday 18 February on the section of road from Hovell Street to Sturt Street.

Single lane closures and reduced speed limits of 40 km/h will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists with work expected to be completed by early March.

Motorists are advised to follow the direction of traffic control and all signs, plan their journey and allow extra travel time.

Transport for NSW thanks the community for their patience while this important road and safety improvement work is carried out.

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