Maintenance work to start on Barton Highway’s Gounyan Curves

UPGRADE: Replacing and upgrading the road surface along the northern section of the highway at Gounyan Curves will begin on November 12.
UPGRADE: Replacing and upgrading the road surface along the northern section of the highway at Gounyan Curves will begin on November 12.

A $2.3 million project to improve the commuter route along the Barton Highway between NSW and the ACT will start later this month.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the NSW Government funded project would involve replacing and upgrading the road surface along the northern section of the highway at Gounyan Curves.

“This work will provide a stronger road surface and reduce future maintenance costs along this important commuter and freight route,” the spokesperson said.

The first stage of work is scheduled to start on Sunday, November 12 and will be carried out between 7pm and 6am on weekdays to reduce the impact on motorists for around four weeks, weather permitting.

The second stage of work is expected start in February 2018.

Changed traffic conditions including lane closures will be in place during work hours and access to Gounyan Road will be restricted at times, with traffic control and signs in place to guide motorists.

Road users should plan their trip, allow extra travel time and follow the direction of traffic control and all signs, including a 40 km/h speed limit during work hours and 60 km/h outside work hours.

“Roads and Maritime Services thanks the community for their patience while this important road improvement work is carried out,” the spokesperson said.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download the live traffic app or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.

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