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Major budget boost announced for Great Western Highway

The Great Western Highway is getting a major budget boost as $116m is to be invested in the Coxs River Road Upgrade at Little Hartley.  

The $232 million project, jointly funded by the Federal and NSW Government, involves widening and realigning 2.4 kilometres of the Great Western Highway, from east of Mid Hartley Road to east of Coxs River Road into two lanes in each direction.  

It will also include a grade-separated interchange at Coxs River Road. 

Construction commenced in early 2023 and is expected to be finished by late 2025. 

In a statement to press released today, Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government minister Catherine King said the Coxs River Road upgrade will make the route safer and more efficient.  

“We are working to deliver significant infrastructure that connects communities, stimulates jobs and builds the future of our nation,” she said.  

“The Coxs River Road upgrade will ensure people in the Central West will get home quicker and, most importantly, travel safer. 

“We’re getting on with the job of delivering a better future for all Australians, made in Australia.” 

NSW Regional Transport and Roads Minister, Jenny Aitchison added: “The Albanese and Minns governments’ partnership to invest in this critical project for the Central West demonstrates our shared commitment to significantly improving regional roads.

“We understand the Great Western Highway is a busy and vital route for visitors to the region, locals, businesses and the freight industry, which is why we are getting on with the job of building a road network for the future.”

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