The Great Western Highway safety upgrade between the Blue Mountains and Lithgow has been completed and opened to motorists.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the completed works included upgrading nine intersections to improve safety and traffic flows on this particularly busy section of the highway.
“This is an exciting day for the thousands of motorists who travel through Mount Victoria village each day and it is particularly pleasing to see that the upgraded stretch has been opened in time to deal more effectively with the large traffic volumes expected over the Easter long weekend,” Mr McCormack said.
“There are now dedicated right-turn bays at Harley Avenue, Mount Piddington Road, Kanimbla Valley Road and Selsdon Street, as well as a dedicated left-turn bay at Mount York Road.”
NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said the highway’s shoulders had been widened by up to three metres on each side to improve traffic flows at village intersections.
“Workers are continuing to finalise minor works such as landscaping but the good news is the highway through the village is now open to traffic,” Ms Pavey said.
“The community and motorists are asked to continue exercising patience while these minor works are being completed.”
The project is part of the Federal and NSW governments’ jointly funded $250 million Great Western Highway upgrade.