Aerial view of Barton Highway

Barton Highway

The Australian and NSW Governments have together committed $200 million towards the upgrade of the Barton Highway, with $150 million provided by the Australian Government and $50 million by the NSW Government.

This funding is being utilised across two projects along the corridor, with Stage 1 already under construction (the Barton Highway Upgrade Package), and Stage 2 in planning (the Barton Highway Corridor Upgrade).

This work will improve road safety while enhancing tourism, driving economic growth and creating vibrant regional spaces.

Latest news

OCT 2022

OCT 2022Murrumbateman Field Days

The Barton Highway team will be at this years Murrumbateman Field Days on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October.

Come meet the team and find out the latest updates on Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the Barton Highway upgrades. We are also bringing our Be Truck Aware campaign to show transport customers how to take extra care around trucks on the Barton Highway. There will also be a fully supervised and interactive demonstration on site with our water tanker truck.

The team will be on site all weekend, come say hi!

When: Saturday 15 October 8am to 5pm and Sunday 16 October 8am to 4pm
Where: Site 38-39 Murrumbateman Recreation Grounds, 19 East Street, Murrumbateman NSW

SEP 2022

SEP 2022Winter community update

A community update (PDF, 5.84Mb) sharing our work so far on the first and second stage of the Barton Highway upgrade is now available.

The update includes details about our stall at the Murrumbateman Field Days and imagery of gravel work It also details temporary alignments at the southern and northern end of Stage 1 so we can complete further consultation on final duplication designs and ensure protection of aboriginal cultural trees.

AUG 2022

AUG 2022Temporary traffic changes at Church Lane

Work will be carried out from Wednesday 17 August to upgrade the Church Lane intersection on the Barton Highway as part of the Barton Highway upgrade.

Work will involve the removal of the existing road and building the new road to the final design including general earthworks, road surface construction, sealing, kerb and guttering, drainage work and installation of road fixtures.

Work will be carried out between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday and 8am and 1pm Saturday, excluding public holidays, and is expected to be completed by mid-2023, weather permitting.

For more information, please view the August 2022 resident notification (PDF, 407Kb).

JUL 2022

JUL 2022Temporary traffic changes at Rolfe Road

Work will be carried out from Monday 11 July to upgrade the Rolfe Road intersection on the Barton Highway as part of the Barton Highway upgrade.

Work will involve the removal of the existing road and building the new road to the final design including general earthworks, road surface construction, sealing, kerb and guttering, drainage work and installation of road fixtures.

Work will be carried out between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday and 8am and 1pm Saturday, excluding public holidays, and is expected to be completed by mid-2023, weather permitting.

For more information, please view the July resident notification (PDF, 345Kb).

APR 2022

APR 2022Temporary traffic changes

Work has started on intersection upgrades on the Barton Highway at Briarwood Lane, Nanima and Spring Range roads as part of the Barton Highway upgrade.

Work activities will involve clearing and earthworks, kerb and guttering, new stormwater drainage, new pavement and line marking.

Work will take about four months and is expected to be completed by the end of August, weather permitting.

Work will be carried out between 7am and 6pm from Monday to Friday and 8am and 1pm Saturday, excluding public holidays.

For more information, please view the April 2022 resident notification (PDF, 488Kb).

FEB 2022

FEB 2022Summer community update

A community update (PDF, 2.94Mb) sharing our work so far on the first stage of the Barton Highway upgrade is now available. It includes an update on our little friends that can fly through the air, are obsessed with sweet treats and have a front row seat to the Barton Highway Upgrade! It’s the country’s best-known petaurid, the sugar glider.

Early environmental investigations flagged the possibility of squirrel gliders living near the site of the first stage of duplication on the ACT-NSW border.

Extensive investigations revealed no vulnerable squirrel gliders, however, 23 sugar gliders were captured, with an estimated population of about 38 in the area. Watch as glider expert, Dr David Sharpe, explains more about the investigations, or read our fact sheet (PDF, 769Kb) about these furry little critters.

DEC 2021

DEC 2021Trees of cultural heritage significance to be protected

during duplication of Barton Highway

In January 2021, a group of trees of Aboriginal cultural significance were located near Kaveneys Road. These trees would have been impacted by work to duplicate the highway.

Since the discovery, we have paused work on this section for investigations to be carried out in consultation with Registered Aboriginal Parties, archaeologists and other specialists.

Transport for NSW acknowledges the importance of the trees of significance to the community and has committed to protecting the group of trees.

While alternatives are being considered, work on the project is continuing from the ACT/ NSW border to the north of Briarwood Lane, with more than 65,000 cubic metres of earth work – the equivalent of 130,000 trailer loads – completed and crews to be back on the job from 10 January 2022 after the Christmas shut down.

For further information read our media release.

Barton Highway upgrade map

Project documents

Media releases

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22 December 2021

Trees of cultural heritage significance to be protected during duplication of Barton Highway

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1 September 2021

New animation brings Barton Highway upgrades to life

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18 June 2021

A glimpse of life at Dellwood

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25 March 2021

Major work under way on Barton Highway duplication

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24 February 2020

Barton Highway Review of Environmental Factors on display.

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6 February 2020

Have your say on the Barton Highway upgrade.

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28 October 2019

Plans rev up for Barton Highway upgrade.

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17 October 2019

Barton Highway key route to field days.

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Contact us

For more information about this project contact our project team:

Phone: 1800 931 250 (toll free)

Email: barton.highway@transport.nsw.gov.au

Mail: Transport for NSW, PO Box 484, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 

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