STIMULUS DRIVES SNOWY MOUNTAINS HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Maintenance work will start next month at Brown Mountain on the Snowy Mountains Highway as part of the NSW Government’s economic stimulus package.

Member for Bega Andrew Constance said stimulus funding from the NSW Government’s $2.3 billion COVID-19 package announced in March has allowed Transport for NSW to bring forward and deliver projects in addition to its planned program of work.

“From this funding, $1 million has been allocated to fast-track maintenance work on Brown Mountain on the Snowy Mountains Highway 10 km west of Bemboka,” Mr Constance said.

“The work involves the replacement of road drainage, shoulder widening and resurfacing to provide an improved road surface for motorists.

“This is great news from a road safety perspective and also in terms of supporting jobs and local businesses in the region.”

Transport for NSW will carry out work, which will commence from Monday 1 June to Saturday 18 July between 6.30am and 6pm Monday to Saturday, weather permitting.

Lane closures and traffic control will be in place and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h applies for the safety of workers and road users.

Lane closures will not commence until after the June long weekend to ensure our holiday traffic is not too heavily impacted by the works.

Motorists are advised to allow an additional 20 minutes extra travel time, drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.

“I would like to thank motorists for their patience during this time, and remember to drive safely and to the conditions”, said Mr Constance.