Golden Highway Upgrade a win for safety

22 May 2020

Traffic is now flowing through the upgraded Golden and Castlereagh highways junction, providing a safer and more efficient link between the Central West and Hunter regions.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the $11.25 million project, which replaced four kilometres of road and one kilometre of shoulder widening on the Golden Highway, four kilometres east of Dunedoo, was a win for all motorists.

"This project will provide safer and quicker journeys through the area, not only for local residents and future visitors to the region, but also for the freight industry who use this corridor to keep goods moving," Mr Toole said.

"The upgraded section has widened shoulders to afford drivers more room to pull over and stop safely, creating a more efficient route for other road users.

"The ultimate aim of the project is to make sure those who set off on a journey in the region, can arrive home safely."

Drainage improvements will continue at two locations along the project site for the next two months before the project is fully completed, weather permitting.

A reduced speed limit of 60 km/h will be in place while work takes place.

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