Work starts on $1.9 million safety upgrade on Snowy Mountains Highway near Tumut

28 July 2015

Work starts this week on a $1.9 million road safety upgrade on the Snowy Mountains highway at Batlow Road intersection seven kilometres west of Tumut.

Minister Gay said the important upgrade is part of the NSW Government’s Safer Roads State Blackspot program, which delivers direct improvements at high risk crash locations across the state.

“The NSW Government is committed to reducing death and trauma on our roads and delivering safety improvements at known crash locations will go a long way to helping achieve this,” Minister Gay said.

“The Snowy Mountains Highway upgrade will improve the road surface and reduce the crash risk near the Batlow Road intersection and at the road curve immediately east.

“The project includes widening highway shoulders, installing new safety barriers, improving drainage, installing lighting and extending the left turning lane on the Snowy Mountain Highway at the intersection.”

Work to upgrade the 650 metre stretch of highway will be carried out from Monday 27 July until October 2015 on weekdays between 7am and 6pm and 8am and 1pm on Saturdays.

To deliver the upgrades, the highway will be reduced to a single lane operating under contra flow and a speed limit of 40 km/h during work hours to ensure the safety of road users and workers.

The NSW Government thanks motorists for their patience.

The Safer Roads State Blackspot program is funded by the Community Road Safety Fund, which directs every cent from speed camera fines to road safety initiatives.

For the latest traffic information, visit, download the Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.

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