Risk of falling rocks minimised on Castlereagh Highway

Motorists bound for Windamere Dam on the Castlereagh Highway are now better protected from rocks falling along the roadside slopes.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said Transport for NSW carried out work to stabilise the slopes on either side of a one-kilometre section of highway, 30 kilometres south-east of Mudgee.

“This section of the Castlereagh Highway is a key route for motorists travelling between Mudgee and Lithgow, and is used by residents, visitors and members of the heavy vehicle industry,” he said.

“A number of rocks have fallen onto the roadway over the past four years, and this work will significantly reduce the risk of further landslides. 

“Around 100 tonnes of rock was removed, and more than 61 bolts up to three metres in length and 7,800 metres of mesh were used to cover the slope.

“The work is now complete and will ensure this important road remains a safe and reliable route, to serve the community and visitors to the area well into the future.”

The NSW Government provided $1.2 million to fund this important safety work.

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