-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-
15 April 2020
OLYMPIC HIGHWAY WORK SET FOR COMPLETION
Stage 1 road works on the Olympic Highway at the Gap Bridge is expected to be completed by the end of April.
The last phases of the work involve the installation and replacement of guard rails. Several new sections of guard rail have been installed being on the approaches to and under the Gap Bridge as well as the left hand side heading up from the bridge. These extra sections of guard rail have been included to improve safety for motorists as well as protection for the Gap Bridge abutments.
The $1.8 million upgrade being fully funded by Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) is expected to be completed by Thursday 30 April 2020, weather permitting. Works were undertaken predominately by CGRC staff and aided by specialist contractors and was done under the Cootamundra-Regional Council’s contractual agreements with TfNSW.
The work will improve road safety and reduce future maintenance costs and traffic delays by rebuilding the road surface, pavement reconstruction, improving drainage with culvert replacements and upgrading safety barriers, signs and line marking.
All works undertaken in this project have been designed and installed to current Australian Standards.
Stage two of the project is scheduled for later in the year and will be dependent on TfNSW funds. This stage will involve works from the Campbell Street intersection to join up with the current works.
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New line marking is part of the $1.8 million project to improve safety on the Olympic Highway at the Gap Bridge.