Kevin Humphries

$5 MILLION IN ROAD SEALING WORK UNDER WAY ON SILVER CITY HIGHWAY

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries joined Nationals Candidate for Barwon Andrew Schier to update the community on the sealing of Milpa Flat and William’s Tank Stage One, north of Broken Hill on the Silver City Highway.

Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries said the NSW Government provided $4.92 million to seal the 8.6 kilometre section, which is part of the $145 million program of work to seal the remaining 201 kilometres of the Silver City and Cobb highways by 2023.

“Sealing these dirt roads – the final dirt roads in the entire state road network – is important to support tourism and economic development and ensure safer and more reliable journeys on these vital transport and freight routes.

“The Silver City Highway services isolated communities such as Tibooburra, Packsaddle and Milparinka, all north of Broken Hill on the Silver City Highway,” Kevin Humphries said.

Nationals Candidate for Barwon Andrew Schier said the road sealing work on this section recently started about 195 kilometres north of Broken Hill and is scheduled to continue until April 2019, weather permitting.

“Work is being carried out on weekdays from 6am to 5pm, weather permitting, with traffic diverted around the work site onto a side track.

“The project is more than bricks and motor, providing employment for more than 20 locals,” Andrew Schier said.

Motorists should plan their trip, allow extra travel time and follow the directions of traffic control and all signs, including reduced speed limits.

Roads and Maritime Services thanks the community for its patience during this essential upgrade work.

More information on the final sealing projects can be found at https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/western-nsw/cobb-hwy-silver-city-hwy...

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