Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen announced that tenders have been invited to build new overtaking lanes at Ogilvies Hill and Winery Hill along New South Wales’ Golden Highway.
The contract involves upgrading a 1.7-kilometre section of highway near Ogilvies Hill and a 3.6-kilometre section of highway between Bowmans Crossing and Saddlers Creek at Winery Hill.
“The improvements include building overtaking lanes in both directions to improve safety and traffic flow, rebuilding and realigning the road, widening road shoulders, drainage improvements and providing five metre clear zones along sections of the highway,” Mr Johnsen said.
Prequalified contractors are now invited to bid for the project, which is part of a $133 million package of upgrades being delivered along the road corridor between the Hunter Valley and Dubbo.
“These upgrades will improve safety, travel times, reliability and freight access for road users while providing a smoother road surface and catering for over dimension and over mass loads,” Mr. Johnsen said.
The package of upgrades has been funded under the NSW Government’s Regional Freight Pinch Point and Safety Program and the Australian Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Package.
Tenders close at 2.30pm on Wednesday 29 August 2018.