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Great Western Upgrades

posted Mar 6, 2019, 10:58 AM by 2MG Real FM
A re-elected Liberals & Nationals Government will duplicate the full 31km stretch of the Great Western Highway, from Katoomba to Lithgow by 2028 following an announcement yesterday.

Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole announced the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government will begin construction and design on $2.5 billion of upgrades in the next term of government.

Construction will begin in the following locations:

Medlow Bath Upgrade
Mount Victoria Bypass
Jenolan Caves Road to South Bowenfels

Planning and design will begin on:

Katoomba to Medlow Bath
Medlow Bath to Blackheath
Blackheath Bypass Tunnel
Blackheath to Mount Victoria

While Mr Barilaro says the full duplication from Katoomba to Lithgow will deliver much improved safety and efficiency, improve freight access and cut travel times and the road toll, while laying the foundations for the transformation of a rapidly growing region.