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$1.3 million in safety upgrades at Snowy Mountains Highway

The Snowy Mountains Highway at Pine Valley will undergo a series of safety upgrades including widening multiple sections to provide more space for light and heavy vehicles to share the road.

The Australian government is contributing $400,000 from its Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program and the NSW government is spending $900,000 from its Network Efficiency Program.

Among the upgrades will be widening the left-turn lane eastbound at Kosciuszko Road and installing safety barriers.

As an access route for the Snowy 2.0, there has been a noticeable increase in traffic along this section of the Snowy Mountains Highway, including frequent heavy vehicle movements.

Work is already underway to widen and seal one kilometre of southbound shoulders, which is expected to take around six weeks.

Work on the intersection upgrade is due to commence soon and is expected to be completed by the end of May, weather permitting.

“We know during our peak snow seasons the highway really is bumper to bumper – which is why widening multiple sections of the road will make it safer for motorists to pass turning vehicles,” said Federal Member for Eden-Monaro Kristy McBain.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Jenny Aitchison added, “The investments we are making will reduce the likelihood of rear end crashes and reduce congestion on this busy Highway.

All works will be carried out weekdays between 7am and 6pm and Saturdays between 8am and 1pm.

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