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SEP 2020

SEP 2020Contractor announced for first stage of duplication

Transport for NSW has formed an alliance with Seymour Whyte and SMEC to design and construct the initial length of Barton Highway duplication from the ACT border towards Murrumbateman.Qualified contractors were invited to tender in October last year to build the $100 million first stage of duplication, and Seymour Whyte and SMEC were selected as the successful candidates after a competitive tender process and participating in a series of technical workshops.

A partnership with the private sector will enable Transport for NSW to be more agile, and leverage expertise for a speedier delivery and better value for money.

It is anticipated duplication of the Barton Highway from the ACT border towards Murrumbateman will start on site later this year and be completed in 2023.

Meanwhile, a submissions report has been produced, summarising all feedback to the Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the Barton Highway duplication project.

Thanks to the responses received during the submission period, a key design improvement has been made by adding a dedicated right turn from the highway to Kaveneys Road to improve safety.

A submissions report summarising the comments, responses, changes to the proposal and details of environmental measures and safeguards is now available from Project documents.

JUL 2020

JUL 2020Murrumbateman village safety improvements

Pedestrian and cyclist safety improvement work has started in Murrumbateman village. A community update (PDF, 770Kb) provides an overview of these changes, including upgrading existing footpaths, installing pedestrian safety fences and improving traffic flow through Jones Park rest area. The work is expected to be completed by late October, weather permitting.

MAY 2020

MAY 2020Autumn community update is out now

As we move closer to the duplication of the Barton Highway from the ACT border towards Murrumbateman, we have been busy finalising a number of plans and processes.

See the Autumn community update (PDF,785Kb) to find out how we’re working to build you the best Barton possible.

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