The Golden Highway Corridor Strategy has been released, which details plans to maintain and improve over 300km of road in New South Wales.

The Golden Highway is an important freight link and one of only three routes north of Sydney where trucks can cross over the Great Dividing Range.

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Rail, Kevin Anderson, said the New South Wales and Federal Governments have committed $133 million to the upgrade.

“We expect to see more freight vehicles, some up to 26m long, using this road in the coming years. This strategy outlines a range of projects that will make it safer to navigate for both trucks and cars.

“Planned work includes the creation of new overtaking and climbing lanes near Denman, Winery Hill, Ogilvies Hill, as well as between the New England Highway and Putty Road.

“A number of intersections have also been identified for upgrades, along with the level crossing at Denman.

“Sections of road will be repaired and widened with additional work undertaken to reduce the impact of flooding at Talbragar River, Uarby and Mudies Creek, Whittingham. Three new heavy vehicle inspection sites will also be created.”

The Golden Highway Corridor Strategy was developed by Transport for NSW, and Roads and Maritime Services, with feedback provided by the community and local stakeholders, including councils.

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