29 January 2021

Motorists can expect delays as Monaro Highway roadwork gets underway

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Roadworks have commenced on the Monaro Highway. Photo: File.

Motorists can expect short delays as work has begun on the construction of a new overtaking lane on the Monaro Highway, north of Baroona Road, Michelago.

The $3.5 million project is expected to take four months to complete and will create a new northbound overtaking lane.

Work will take place between 6:30 am and 6 pm on weekdays, and between 8 am and 1 pm on Saturdays, and is expected to impact traffic as it is carried out.

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Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the NSW Government is working to bring forward the delivery of projects during the COVID-19 pandemic to support employment, boost local businesses and strengthen rural and regional communities.

“We are delivering road projects between now and the end of the year, in addition to the regular program of work, to keep people in jobs, deliver investment and ensure the network connects communities to services efficiently,” he said.

Motorists should allow 10 minutes’ extra travel time and follow directions including reduced speed limits.

“As always, the safety of workers and the community will be our priority,” said Mr Barilaro. “Motorists should plan their trip, allow an extra 10 minutes’ travel time and follow the directions of all signs, including reduced speed limits.”

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