Motorists using Big River Way are enjoying safer journeys between Glenugie and Tyndale with work powering ahead on a range of improvements along the former route of the Pacific Highway.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Government was investing $20 million over three years through the Safer Roads Program to increase safety along the stretch the road, after the new highway crossed the finish line last year.
“This investment will deliver safer, smoother journeys for the 5000 vehicles using Big River Way each day, including an average of 140 heavy vehicles,” Mr Toole said.
“Locals, businesses and tourists are already benefiting from projects completed at a number of locations, including intersection work at Ulmarra and Clarenza, road improvement work at Bom Bom, Coldstream and Tyndale, and vegetation removal at Glenugie.”
Member for Clarence and Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Infrastructure Chris Gulaptis said work is continuing to make Big River Way safer for all road users, including rebuilding sections of the road surface to provide smoother travel.
“This work will continue to be delivered in stages to minimise disruption to traffic,” Mr Gulaptis said.
“Crews are currently working on projects including slope remediation work at Clarenza, road repair work at Ulmarra and road improvement work between Reilleys Lane and Six Mile Lane.
“Work will soon start on other projects, including road widening on various sections of Big River Way between Ulmarra and Cowper – which includes installation of a wide median and roadside safety barrier – and widening the road shoulder at the intersection with Heber Street at South Grafton.”
For more information about Big River Way projects and to view the latest community update visit nswroads.work/bigriverway. Community members can register their details to receive updates on any work along Big River Way by emailing [email protected]or calling 1800 653 092.