Widening work starts to improve safety on Goolma Road

Widening work has commenced to improve safety on Goolma Road just west of Goolma.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has welcomed $500,000 in funding from the NSW Government to deliver this much-needed work.

“I’ve spoken a lot with residents from Dubbo, Wellington, Mudgee, Gulgong and many of the villages in between about the condition of Goolma Road, and I’ve been fighting hard for safety improvements,” Mr Saunders said.

“Earlier this year we funded a $1.2 million upgrade at Two Mile Flat, and now I’m pleased to announce the next stage.”

Work will be carried out on a 1.7 kilometre section of the road, about 8.5 kilometres west of the town of Goolma, to widen the shoulders to provide a 9-metre seal width as a standard for the route.

As part of the work, crews will also remove some trees, trim branches and widen the drainage system.

“Goolma Road has narrow shoulders in a few sections, so the widening work will improve safety for everyone who uses it!” Mr Saunders said.

Work will be carried out from 7am to 6pm on weekdays, and from 8am until 1pm on Saturdays, with expected completion by the end of the year, weather permitting.

Changed traffic conditions including single lane closures, reduced speed limits and traffic control will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists.

Motorists should allow extra travel time and follow the direction of traffic control and all signs, including reduced speed signs.

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2 thoughts on “Widening work starts to improve safety on Goolma Road”

  1. The work on Goolma Rd is appreciated but could some work be done on Gollan Rd from Goolma Rd to Saxa Bridge. this road is in a poor state and is very narrow causing trucks and cars to drive on the shoulders when passing or overtaking other vehicles. There has been a large number of vehicle crash’s on this road with many being fataleties. Many local residents, road transport use this road every day fearing for themselves,their families and other road users.
    Regards Tim Warner

    1. Hi Tim,
      I’ve driven this section a couple of times in the last few weeks so I absolutely know what you mean – the rain’s definitely playing a role. I’ve been speaking to council about ways to improve the condition, will continue working on it.


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