Safer Castlereagh Highway near Mudgee

Work to widen and seal road shoulders along a section of Castlereagh Highway near Mudgee is now complete, delivering safer journeys through the Central West.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the 1.4-kilometre section, 16 kilometres north of Mudgee at Galambine, was a curved road that had little room for vehicles to recover should they veer off the road.

“In the five years to June 2016, there were three crashes within this length of the Castlereagh Highway. Two of these crashes resulted in serious injuries,” Mr Saunders said.

“The upgrade near the Guntawang Road intersection includes widened and sealed road shoulders, trees removed from the sides of the road, along with new edge barriers and signs to warn motorists of upcoming curves.  

“The completion of this work is a win for commuters, residents and visitors providing safer journeys in and out of Mudgee.”

The NSW Government provided $1.3 million for the project, with $880,000 from the Saving Lives on Country Roads Program.

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