Motorists can expect delays as Monaro Highway roadwork gets underway

29 January 2021 3
Canberra road sign.

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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3 Responses to Motorists can expect delays as Monaro Highway roadwork gets underway
Alex Troy Elsworth Adkins Alex Troy Elsworth Adkins 2:16 pm 31 Jan 21

When are the Monaro Hwy upgrades in Canberra going to start? The signs have been up around Hume for what seems like years with no action.

Martin Budden Martin Budden 10:12 am 29 Jan 21

Every time I drive that road it's got more traffic than the Hume. It should be duplicated.

    Kel Spnce Kel Spnce 3:16 pm 30 Jan 21

    Martin Budden yeah, it gets busy but no way does it have more traffic than the hume!

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