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New England Highway works starting tomorrow

New England Highway

Works on New South Wales’ New England Highway are set to begin on Tuesday as a part of a safety upgrade for a stretch of road near Burning Mountain, north of Wingen in the state’s north-east.

A $3 million project funded by the state government, the works will include stabilising and resealing the current road pavements and improving drainage on the road.

The works will be carried out on a 2.7km section of the highway starting from Tuesday, February 20.

State transport and roads minister Jenny Aitchison says it will be an important upgrade to improve safety on one of the state’s highly used roads.

“The NSW government is committed to improving safety for our regional road users and this investment reinforces that commitment,” he says.

“This highway is an important link in our road network for residents, local industries and tourism and this upgrade will ensure safer and smother journeys for the 6000 road users who use this corridor each day.”

Transport for NSW estimates that the upgrades will be completed by mid-April, with works being carried out between 7am and 5pm on weekdays in that time.

Truckies looking to use the Burning Mountain Rest Area during this time will still be able to do so.

“This upgrade is a win for road users who use this section of the New England Highway, near Wingen,” Upper Hunter spokesperson Emily Suvaal says.

“The NSW government is prioritising the people in the bush and we will continue to fund these vital safety upgrades.

“Congratulations to Transport for NSW and its contractors for carrying out this important work which help ensure all road users make it home safely every day.”

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