Gocup Road upgrade completed by June: RMS

A new section of the Gocup Road.

The long waits at several traffic lights for those travelling the Gocup Road will soon be over, with Roads and Maritime Services saying the upgrade will be completed in less than three months time.

“The Gocup Road upgrade is on-track to be completed by the end of June 2019,” a Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson, said.

The NSW Government has provided $70 million across five years to upgrade Gocup Road, with the $44 million Doctors Hill and Halfway Hill project forming a major part of the upgrade.

Work on this project started in 2017 and is 90 per cent complete, with work now in its final stages which will include sealing and connecting the new road to the existing road.

Work completed in the region since 2014 includes:

• A 660 metre section south of Meadow Creek ($1.4 million).

• A three-kilometre section at Minjary Creek and a location called Quidong 90 ($2.8 million), road widening, realignment and intersection improvements, 3 kilometres south of Gundagai near the abattoir ($5 million), road widening and strengthening works, including improvement of the curve at Quidong Corner, 13 kilometres north of Tumut ($2 million) road widening and strengthening works at Smarts Road, 4 kilometres north of Tumut ($7.4 million), road widening and strengthening works, as well as a number of safety improvements, along a 1.8 kilometre stretch at Stuckeys Creek, 13 kilometres north of Tumut ($4 million).

A project to stabilise the creek banks at Gilmore Creek Bridge will start in coming weeks.