State of Barwon | More far west highways to be finally sealed

Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries said that another 14.7 kilometres of the Cobb Highway will commence being sealed next week.

Motorists are advised changed traffic conditions will in place for up to 18 months while work is carried out on the Cobb Highway, 130 kilometres north of Ivanhoe.

Roads and Maritime Services will be carrying out the work which will result in an additional 14.7 kilometres of the highway sealed.

Kevin Humphries said the NSW Government has invested more than $60 million to seal the Cobb and Silver City highways in the state’s west. 

“Since 2015, the NSW Government has been progressively sealing and upgrading the Cobb and Silver City highways as part of a $60 million commitment from Restart NSW, the Western NSW Freight Productivity Program and state maintenance funding.

“The investment will see around 76 kilometres of the highways sealed, improving road access and safety for freight and motorists.

“Work will be carried out between 6am and 6pm Monday to Sunday, weather permitting.

“For the safety of workers and motorists, changed traffic conditions and single lane closures will be in place.

“Motorists should plan their trip, follow the direction of all signs and keep to the reduced speed limits of 80 km/h, 60 km/h or 40 km/h depending on the location,” Kevin Humphries said.

“Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience during this important road upgrade work.”

Sealing projects recently completed on the Cobb and Silver City highways include:

  • 6.1 kilometres of the Cobb Highway, 81 kilometres north of Ivanhoe 
  • 10.3 kilometres of the Cobb Highway, 29 kilometres north of Ivanhoe
  • 13 kilometres of the Silver City Highway, 70 kilometres north of Broken Hill
  • 7.2 kilometres of the Silver City Highway, 87 kilometres north of Broken Hill​

For more information on improvements to the Cobb and Silver City highways visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au 

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download Live Traffic App or call 132 701.

DID YOU KNOW: The Barwon electorate covers 44% of the state, infrastructure development is a priority.

DID YOU KNOW: The Barwon electorate covers 44% of the state, infrastructure development is a priority.

BOWLING CLUB GETS A LEG UP

$180,000 in Category 3 Club Grants has been awarded to upgrade the Baradine Bowling and Sporting Club as an emergency evacuation centre. The project will help provide shelter, water, sanitation, food and information during emergencies such as floods, storms and fires.

Cobar Netball Association receives $175,000 

The Cobar community are set to benefit from $175,000 as part of the Clubgrants category 3 infrastructure program. The project will provide quality safe courts for weekly competitions and social events in a fun, safe and inclusive environment.

Keeping kids active

Parents of school children in the Barwon electorate are encouraged to take advantage of the  $100 ‘Active Kids’ rebate for sporting and fitness related costs launching January 31. We know how household costs can add up and want to ease the pressure on families where we can, so we are encouraging parents take advantage of this rebate and enrol their children in their preferred sport.

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