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Work to start on further Monaro Highway safety upgrades

The New South Wales Government is continuing to invest in vital safety upgrades to the Monaro Highway, with work set to begin on the next stage of a $20 million program.

The next stage of the Monaro Highway upgrade program will improve the road in key locations between the Australian Capital Territory and the Victorian border with the installation of new signage, improved road markings and lane upgrades at nine town entry points in NSW. These include:

north and south of Bredbo;
north, south and west of Cooma;
north and south of Nimmitabel; and
north and south of Bombala.

Upgrade works are due to begin around 650 metres north of Thurrung Street at Cooma from Monday 15 April, weather permitting.

Work in other locations will follow over the next four weeks, taking place between 7am to 5pm on weekdays, weather permitting.

“The Monaro Highway forms part of the key freight, commuter and recreational route between the Snowy Mountains region and the ACT through to Sydney and surrounds,” said NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Jenny Aitchison.

“The upgrade work the NSW Government is carrying out is all about helping to save lives and keep communities safe in the Monaro region.”

Temporary single lane closures, a reduced speed zone of 40km/h and traffic control will be put in place.

To further improve safety for motorists from late April, the speed limit is also due to be reduced at two locations.

In Bombala, the speed limit will drop from 60km/h to 50km/h for a 1.1-kilometre stretch along the Monaro Highway from Young Street to 280 metres south of Cemetery Road.

This new limit will be consistent with other speed zone lengths in similar villages such as Nimmitabel and Cooma.

At Dairymans Plains, west of Cooma, the speed limit will be reduced from 100km/h to 80km/h for a 4.7-kilometre stretch along the Snowy Mountains Highway, from 140 metres east of Montague Street, Cooma, to 520 metres west of Harlowe Road.

In other news, a $662.5 million expansion project on Queensland’s Bruce Highway is now complete.

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