Truckies’ rest area on the Newell Highway to close for a week


Truckies will have to bypass the Hickeys Falls Rest Area on the Newell Highway in NSW for a week later this month.

Transport for NSW said the site between Gilgandra and Coonabarabran will be closed for maintenance from 7am on Monday, October 23 to 5pm on Saturday, October 28.

“We will be removing damaged and unusable facilities,” said a TfNSW spokesperson.

“Work, including essential maintenance and shelter replacement, will be carried out from 7am on Monday 23 October and is expected to be completed in one week, weather permitting.”

Nearby alternatives to Hickeys Falls Rest area that are suitable for heavy vehicles  include Tooraweenah around 17km west of Hickeys Falls and Spire View, less than 2km east.

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