Industry News

$26.4M Kamilaroi Highway upgrade near complete

Work on the final stage of the $26.4 million Kamilaroi Highway upgrade is starting this week, which will improve safety amongst heavy vehicles on the vital link.

Funded under the New South Wales Government’s Saving Lives on Country Roads Program, the 17-kilometre upgrade from Baan Baa to Turrawan will feature 1.8-kilometre overtaking lanes to reduce the likelihood of motorists taking risks to overtake slower vehicles, such as heavy truck and trailer combinations.

Additionally, a new flexible centre barrier and 2.5 metre-wide sealed shoulders will provide vehicles more room to recover whilst remaining on a sealed surface, as well as rumble strips on the centre and outside lines to reduce the likelihood of head-on and run-off road crashes.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Sam Farraway, said sections one and three were completed earlier this year, and section two is due to be completed in early 2023.

“The final stage, section four, is set to start next month at the southern end of the project towards Baan Baa,” he said.

“This section will also include the construction of a pull over bay for heavy vehicles travelling southbound, which was added to the design following feedback from the community.

“This upgrade is part of the Government’s commitment to secure a brighter future for regional NSW.”

Single lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 40km/h will be in place during work hours.

Earlier this year, the NSW Government announced that improved Performance-Based Standards (PBS) processes will enable more productive heavy vehicle combinations to travel along Kamilaroi Highway.

The post $26.4M Kamilaroi Highway upgrade near complete appeared first on Trailer Magazine.

  1. Australian Truck Radio Listen Live
Send this to a friend