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Two Silver City Highway rest areas in NSW upgraded

Two rest areas on the Silver City Highway in New South Wales have received major upgrades for the convenience of freight operators and motorists.

Work on upgrades at the Curlwaa rest area, about four kilometres west of Wentworth, and the Seven Trees rest area, 82 kilometres north of Wentworth, started in December last year and have now been completed.

Transport for NSW Regional Director West, Alistair Lunn, said the upgrades would make trips on the Silver City Highway safer and more comfortable for the many freight operators that travel the road each day.

“Both rest areas provide access for both heavy and light vehicle travelling in both directions and are delivering great bang for our buck,” he said.

“Crews have been working hard since December 2023 to replace the single waterless composting toilets at each site with two new flushing toilets for each rest area, complete with disabled access.

“Previously there was no lighting at either site so these upgrades also include the installation of solar-powered lighting for the toilet block and surrounds to improve safety for all users, along with new picnic shelters for motorists looking to take a short break from what can be very long trips in this part of the state.

“The rest areas have remained open during construction with temporary toilet facilities brought in for motorists’ convenience, but we know all drivers who use this section of the Silver City Highway are looking forward to the completion of this work.”

Transport for NSW has carried out the upgrades at Curlwaa and Seven Trees rest areas with $850,000 in funding through the Heavy Vehicle Rest Stop Improvement Program.

In other news, the Australian Government is funding $6.7 million into new and upgraded rest areas to improve road safety and productivity.

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