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Changed traffic conditions on Hume Highway near Jugiong


Operators of OSOM vehicles are advised that changed traffic conditions will be in place between Coggans Rd and Cooneys Creek Rd on the Hume Highway from August 21 to October 11.

Between 7am to 5pm on weekdays during that time, OSOM vehicles more than 4.5 metres wide will be required to pull over at the designated rest areas and call UHF Channel 19.

Trucks travelling northbound are to utilise the Blacksprings Rest Area, and those southbound the Westaroo Rest Area.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the delays are due to work being done to replace the concrete road surface on a 5km section of the southbound lane between Coogans Road and Cooneys Creek Road, about 4.5km south of Jugiong.

“The existing road surface is damaged and aged and is becoming increasingly costly to maintain,” the spokesperson said.

“These repairs will provide a stronger, smoother and safer road surface while reducing future maintenance costs.”

The Transport spokesperson said the southbound carriageway will be closed for two months for the safety of motorists and workers.

“The Hume Highway is a major freight route and a vital part of the country’s transport infrastructure,” the spokesperson said.

“Every effort will be made to minimise impacts to the 10,000 vehicles travelling through this section of highway every day.”

The northbound lanes will be converted to two-way lanes for 6.8km 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 Monday, August 21 and take five days to complete, weather permitting.

Repair work will be carried out weekdays from 7am to 5pm from Monday, August 28 and is expected to be complete by Wednesday, October 11, weather permitting.

Reduced speed limits of 40km/h, 60km/h and 80km/h will be in place.

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