Apr 2, 2010

Conjola Mountain realignment opens to traffic

Conjola Mountain realignment opens to traffic

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

April 02 2010

The upgrade and realignment of the Princes Highway at Conjola Mountain is now complete and open to traffic.

NSW Transport Minister David Campbell said he had visited this remarkable project last month to inspect the work, which involved the realignment of a section of highway running along the side of a mountain.

"This project has presented significant engineering challenges and I congratulate all those involved in its successful delivery," said Mr Campbell.

"Completed in September 2008, the first stage of the project involved replacing the old, narrow Conjola Creek Bridge and upgrading the road at both ends.

"The second and final stage included construction of a new viaduct, a northbound overtaking lane, and realignment of the Highway between Bendalong Road and the northern approach to the new Conjola Creek Bridge."

The $58 million project was jointly funded, with the NSW Government having contributed $48 million and the Federal Government a further $10 million.

"The new, straighter section of Highway improves safety for motorists as well as providing them with more overtaking opportunities," said Mr Albanese.