Oxley Highway motorists get 24/7 updates
14 September 2021
Motorists travelling the Oxley Highway will now be better informed, with the launch of a 24-hour text message service providing real time updates on road closures.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said motorists will receive SMS notifications alerting them about road closures between Yarras and Gingers Creek.
“This is about using technology to give motorists the latest information about the Oxley Highway in real time, so they can better prepare for their trip or adjust their route accordingly,” Mr Toole said.
“We know what an important corridor this is and we want to ensure we are equipping motorists with the best information 24/7.”
Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said motorists will need to register for the service to be able to receive information about when the road will close and reopen.
“It’s very simple to sign up, motorists just need to provide their mobile number and they will be alerted to both planned and unplanned closures,” Mrs Pavey said.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said crews are still on the ground repairing damage to the highway following March’s severe weather event.
“More than 70 landslips saw the highway closed for months and while it’s now open to a single lane in some sections, further repair work is needed to bring the road back to pre-flood condition,” Mr Anderson said.
Customers who wish to be added to the list should advise Transport for NSW by submitting their mobile number via email to: Region.North@transport.nsw.gov.au or by calling 1800 653 092.
Mobile numbers provided to Transport for NSW will not be shared and will be used only for the purpose of alerts about the Oxley Highway.
For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701.