The Barton Highway upgrade will soon enhance tourism, drive economic growth and create vibrant spaces as construction for Stage 1 begins.
The Australian Government has committed $150 million towards both stages 1 and 2, while the New South Wales Government has funded $50 million for the Barton Highway Upgrade.
The funding is being utilised across two stages, with the Barton Highway Upgrade Package already under construction and the Barton Highway Corridor Upgrade in planning.
“The duplication of this highway will be a game changer for locals, visitors and the freight industry travelling between NSW and the ACT each day,” says NSW Regional Transport and Roads Minister Sam Farraway.
“This is one of the busiest stretches of road for the region. The NSW Government is securing a brighter future for NSW families by duplicating the Barton Highway to ensure a safer and smoother journey for all road users,” says NSW Regional Transport and Roads Minister Sam Farraway.
“Work is ready in the coming months, with motorists and residents set to see significant progress along the upgrade route. This will include the next section of stabilising gravel base material to go down, further intersection upgrades, developing the north and south connections to the existing highway, and the start of placement of the new road surface,” says Federal Regional Development, Local Government and Territories Minister and Member for Eden-Monaro, Kristy McBain.
Work starts on the southern connection at the NSW and Australian Capital Territory border on Monday, 12 September. Work will be carried out between 7 am, and 6 pm from Monday to Friday and 8 am and 1 pm Saturday, excluding public holidays, and is expected to be completed in early 2023.
“As one of the most used highways in the Canberra region, this project will transform travel for people living in or around Yass, Murrumbateman and Gunning,” says NSW Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman.
Early planning of Stage 2 of the Barton Highway upgrade continues with Aboriginal cultural consultation and concept design beginning for the next stretch of works.
For more information about the Barton Highway upgrade, visit NSW roads. work/barton.
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