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Hume Highway upgrade to improve freight network

An upgrade of the Hume Highway between Coolac and Jugiong is expected to strengthen New South Wales’ freight and road network.

The Hume Highway upgrade will replace the concrete road surface on a five-kilometre section of the southbound lane between Coogans Road and Cooneys Creek Road, about 4.5 kilometres south of Jugiong.

This is expected to lead to a stronger, smoother and safer road surface for heavy vehicles in the region.

“The Hume Highway is a major freight route and a vital part of the country’s transport infrastructure,” a Transport for NSW spokesperson said.

“Every effort will be made to minimise impacts to the 10,000 vehicles travelling through this section of highway every day.”

The northbound lanes will be converted to two-way lanes for 6.8 kilometres southbound, which will begin on 21 August.

For the safety of motorists and workers, over size and over mass vehicles will be required to pull over in the designated parking bay and call ahead on the UHF number listed on signage before entering the work site.

The upgrade is expected to take five days to complete, weather permitting.

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