Work will soon begin to replace the concrete road surface on a five-kilometre section of the Hume Highway which is worn and damaged.
The stretch is on the southbound lane between Coogans Road and Cooneys Creek Road, about 4.5 kilometres south of Jugiong.
Transport for NSW says work will begin on Monday August 21.
“The existing road surface is damaged and aged and is becoming increasingly costly to maintain,” said Transport for NSW.
“These repairs will provide a stronger, smoother and safer road surface while reducing future maintenance costs.”
The southbound carriageway will be closed for two months for safety reasons.
“The Hume Highway is a major freight route and a vital part of the country’s transport infrastructure. Every effort will be made to minimise impacts to the 10,000 vehicles travelling through this section of highway every day,” Transport for NSW added.
The northbound lanes will be converted to two-way lanes for 6.8 kilometres southbound, with motorists to be diverted on to the northbound lanes at the northern Somerset crossover.
The northbound two-way lane set up will start on August 21 and take five days to complete, weather permitting. Repair work will be carried out weekdays from 7am to 5pm from Monday 28 August and is expected to be completed by Wednesday 11 October, weather permitting. Reduced speed limits of 40 km/h, 60 km/h and 80 km/h will be in place.
Over size and over mass vehicles will be required to pull over in the designated parking bay and call ahead on the UHF number listed on signage before entering the work site. Transport for NSW is advising motorists to drive to the conditions and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.