Safety upgrades continue on Mitchell Highway

2 March 2020

Motorists travelling between Trangie and Nyngan along the Mitchell Highway will soon benefit from a suite of safety upgrades being delivered through the Safer Roads Program.

Member for the Legislative Council Sam Farraway said the next stage of work formed part of a $3.5 million project aimed at keeping drivers and local communities safer across the region.

"Projects like these are designed to save lives and we are committed to reducing the state's road toll," Mr Farraway said.

"This part of the project will install a wider road shoulder and resurface a five-kilometre section of the highway, 24 kilometres west of Nevertire, which currently has little to no road shoulders."

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said targeted road projects made a real difference to local communities across the state.

"We know living in the bush often means a lot more time spent on our roads – and this program is about making those roads as safe as possible," Mr Toole said.

"Every life matters, and that's why we're investing in life-saving measures across our road network to see that every motorist who sets off on a journey makes it home to their family and friends."

The Mitchell Highway project is one of about 50 road projects across western NSW to share in more than $30 million of funding during the 2019-20 financial year.

The upgrade will start on Monday, 2 March, and is expected to be completed by the end of May, weather permitting.

Work will be carried out between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday, and may include work between 7am and 5pm on Saturday, with a 40 km/h speed limit in place during work hours for the safety of motorists and workers.

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