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New England Highway upgrades

Work will soon begin on road pavement and safety upgrades on the New England Highway near Glen Innes.

The NSW Government will contribute $2.3 million towards the works on a 1.2 kilometre section of the highway, about 28 kilometres northeast of Glen Innes., which are due to begin on Monday August 14.

Transport for NSW regional director north, Anna Zycki, said, “Work includes replacing existing culverts with larger culverts to increase drainage capacity, installing new trench drains to improve soil drainage and renewing the existing road pavement.

“The highway will also be made safer by installing wider shoulders, new kerb and safety barriers as well as a wide centreline treatment, which increases the separation distance between oncoming vehicles, reducing the risk of head-on collisions.”

Work will be carried out from 7am to 6pm on weekdays and 7am to 6pm on Saturdays, and is expected to be completed by mid-December 2023, weather permitting.

Traffic control, single lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 60 km/h will be in place during work hours, which may affect travel times.

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