BRIDGING THE GAP WITH ROAD IMPROVEMENT WORK TO START SOON AT MARRANGAROO GAPS

Roads and Maritime Services will start work on Wednesday 1 November to improve safety for all road users on the Great Western Highway at Marrangaroo Gaps.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the NSW Government is funding this $2 million project to upgrade a section of the Great Western Highway at Marrangaroo Creek Bridge, about 5.4 kilometres west of Lithgow.

“Work will start from Wednesday 1 November and will be carried out from Monday to Saturday between 7am and 7pm and is expected to be completed by the end of December, weather permitting,” said Mr Toole.

“Changed traffic conditions including lane closures with both directions of traffic alternated past the work site for the safety of workers and motorists.

“Motorists should plan their trip, allow extra travel time and follow the direction of all signs, including reduced speed limits and electronic message signs along the road on approach to the work site.

“There will be changed access to the Lithgow Correctional Centre, Hughes Lane, Reserve Road and the Castlereagh Highway exit will be affected during this work. Traffic control will be in place to help provide access during work hours.

“Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience during this important road improvement.”

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.