Golden Highway in line for $133 million revamp across next 20 years

Roadworks aimed at reducing the impact of flooding at the Talbragar River on the Golden Highway are planned as part of a $133 million and 20-year strategy to make it more efficient and safe for cars and trucks.

The Golden Highway Corridor Strategy, developed by Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services, has been released by NSW parliamentary secretary for regional roads and rail Kevin Anderson.

It details plans to maintain and improve the 313 kilometres of road connecting the Hunter Valley to Dubbo.

Mr Anderson said the “important freight link” was one of only three routes north of Sydney where trucks could cross the Great Dividing Range.

“We expect to see more freight vehicles, some up to 26 metres long, using this road in the coming years,” he said.

“This strategy outlines a range of projects that will make it safer to navigate for both trucks and cars.”

They include new overtaking and climbing lanes, improved intersections and three new heavy vehicle inspection sites.

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