Mid Western Highway roadworks to be completed at night

Cowra bridge.
Cowra bridge.

Roads and Maritime Services started work last week on a $2.2 million upgrade of the Mid Western Highway at Cowra.

The NSW Government is funding this maintenance upgrade between Shelley Street and the West Lachlan Bridge in Cowra to strengthen and resurface a 400 metre section of road to improve ridability for all road users.

Large queues were experienced by motorists travelling through the work site on Monday, October 23 due to an increase in the volume of traffic on the road and the short-term closure of the low-level bridge across the Lachlan River.

In order to minimise the impact of the works on motorists, the remainder of the project will be completed at night.

Night work will commence from Wednesday, October 25.

Hours of work will be 6pm to 6am from Monday to Friday and work will be completed by November 10, weather permitting.

Properties in and adjacent to the work area will be informed of the change to the project schedule.

Work will involve resurfacing the road to extend the life of the road by up to 40 years, reinstating the existing turning lanes and painted medians, resurfacing the Lachlan Valley Way and Olympic Highway intersections and repainting road markings.

Every effort will be made to reduce the impact of noise from this work, including turning off machinery when not in use and scheduling the noisiest activities during the early evening.

Access to businesses will be maintained at all times.

Changed traffic conditions will be in place including lane closures for the safety of workers and motorists.

Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience during this important improvement work.