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Hume Hwy works to progress at South Gundagai

Since 2021, $12 million has been invested in the upgrade of 15 kilometres of the Hume Highway, south of Gundagai, according to Transport for NSW.

Critical upgrades to improve safety and efficiency along the highway will soon commence.

“The NSW Government will provide a further $6 million for stage five of this project, which will involve rebuilding the road surface, upgrading safety barriers and median island on the southbound carriageway from south of Sheahan Bridge to 500 metres south of South Street,” said Transport for NSW Regional Director South, Cassandra Ffrench.

“The existing road surface is damaged and aged, resulting in high routine maintenance costs.

“These repairs will not only reduce these costs but also provide a stronger, smoother and safer road surface on the Hume Highway which will benefit the 12,000 motorists who use this section every day.”

Ffrench said work will start on Monday 5 February and is expected to be completed by late April, with changed traffic conditions in place.

“To limit impacts to motorists, the work will be split in two parts with the first focusing on the southbound carriageway between Middle Street and Jessops Lagoon Road,” said Ffrench.

“Transport will close the southbound carriageway with all southbound traffic diverted to the northbound carriageway under two-way lanes.”

During this work the only access into South Gundagai from the highway will be via Middle Street with South Street access restricted to vehicles exiting South Gundagai to the Hume Highway southbound carriageway.

Once the first section is complete, we will move to the southbound carriageway between Sheahan Bridge and Middle Street which will involve single lane closures and reduced speed limits.

Work will be carried out weekdays from 7am to 10pm and Saturdays from 8am to 1pm from Monday 5 February. The project is expected to be completed by late April 2024, weather permitting.

Reduced speeds of 40 km/h, 60 km/h and 80 km/h will apply for the protection of motorists and workers.

Oversize and over mass vehicles will be required to pull over at the designated heavy vehicle parking bays about five kilometres north of Gundagai on the southbound carriageway and two kilometres south of Gundagai on the northbound carriageway. Vehicles will be required to call the UHF number listed on electronic signage before entering the work zone.

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