Good things for Goolhi and the Oxley Highway, west of Mullaley
5 March 2021
Work will start next week to improve a six-kilometre section of the Oxley Highway, west of Mullaley.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the $6.6 million project is about delivering improvements which make a real difference to the people behind the wheel of the 600 vehicles which use this section of the Oxley Highway each day.
“This includes a large number of trucks, so the road shoulders will be widened and the road surface repaired and strengthened near the Goolhi Road intersection, to ensure the road can cater for the needs of all vehicles well into the future,” Mr Toole said.
“The work which is expected to take eight months to complete, is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to ensuring stronger and safer regions.”
Member of the Legislative Council Sam Farraway said the work will be a boost for the local economy, with 32 people and four contractors working on the project, helping to get the job done as quickly as possible.
“I’m pleased that, through our continued investment in regional NSW, we are helping to boost freight efficiency, improve access and connectivity on our state road network, ultimately contributing to the growth of local economies,” Mr Farraway said.
Work will be carried out from 6.30am to 6pm on weekdays and between 6.30am and 1pm on Saturdays.
Temporary traffic changes including single lane closures and a 40 km/h speed limit will be in place during work hours.
There may be some changes to driveway access during work and any affected property owners will be contacted with traffic control on site to assist.
Motorists should allow up to five minutes extra travel time, and follow the direction of traffic control and signs.