Kelso to Raglan upgrade set to start

30 October 2020

More than 100 local jobs will be supported through the Kelso to Raglan upgrade on the Great Western Highway, with early works set to begin next week.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the $45 million project will deliver safer, faster and more reliable journeys through the Central West.

“About 10,000 vehicles use the Great Western Highway between Kelso and Raglan every day and during big events like the Bathurst 1000 and peak holiday times, it’s even busier,” Mr Toole said.

“The upgrade will significantly improve traffic flow, delivering additional lanes and turning lanes to keep traffic moving.

“It will also provide better access to Bathurst airport, and increased safety, with traffic lights to be installed at the intersection of PJ Moodie Drive and Eugenie Street.”

Mr Toole said early work for the Kelso to Raglan upgrade is expected to continue through December, weather permitting. Major work will take about two and a half years to complete, starting in January next year.

“We are getting on with the job of delivering safer, better roads for the people of the Central West, which is also creating and supporting local jobs as regional communities recover from COVID-19,” Mr Toole said.

“In May this year, a $2.1 million upgrade at the Range Road intersection was completed as well as the installation of rumble strips at Mount Lambie, and resurfacing work at Diamond Swamp.

“The $8 million safety project at Meadow Flat is progressing well and on track to be completed by Christmas and $1 million in roads safety improvements will soon commence at Walang with $3.5 million of works to follow at Glanmire.”

For more information on the Kelso to Raglan upgrade visit or call the project information line on 1800 167 499.

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