Motorists are advised to plan ahead and drive to conditions when travelling on the Kings Highway this month with upgrade and maintenance work under way.
“Roads and Maritime Services is advising motorists to plan their trip and allow extra travel time due to reduced speed limits in place for essential work under way in several sections of the Kings Highway,” a Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.
”Rock blasting is planned to take place tomorrow (June 12) for road widening work near the Western Distributor Road out of peak times, but traffic will be stopped for up to 10 minutes to ensure the safety of workers and motorists.”
During the next month improvements to guardrails and vegetation control will also be carried out at a number of locations along the highway.
Road resurfacing is planned to be carried out on Rotary Drive and work scheduled to start to build a pedestrian crossing at Braidwood.
Work to install a new overtaking lane at Shoalhaven River and slope stabilisation work on Clyde Mountain will continue into July.
Motorists are advised lane closures may be in place in the day at a number of locations on the highway to allow for work to be carried out safely.
Motorists are asked to slow down and follow the direction of signs and traffic controllers.
“Roads and Maritime have worked closely with Eurobodalla Shire and Palerang councils to develop and deliver the upgrades which will help ensure a safe and efficient journey for all motorists using the Kings Highway,” the spokesperson said.
“We thank motorists for their patience and for driving to conditions while work is carried out.”
Work to improve the road curve near Larbert Road, widen the highway and extend the westbound overtaking lane at Doughboy is expected to be finished by the end of this week, weather permitting.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.