Motorists will enjoy smoother and safer journeys on the New England Highway at Rutherford with new lanes opening today between Racecourse and Anambah roads.
It comes after the NSW Government invested $6.1 million to improve this section of the New England Highway.
"Rutherford is experiencing growth in both residential and commercial areas, so it is essential the main thoroughfare is up to the job of meeting the increasing demand," Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Infrastructure Chris Gulaptis said.
"About 50,000 vehicles travel through this section of the New England Highway every day, so the new lanes are vital to improve the flow of traffic.
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"This project has supported 50 local jobs and provided work for 14 contractors from the region during delivery, which has provided a boost for the local economy in difficult times.
"Safety has also been improved by delivering wider shoulders, a smoother surface and a raised median to prevent drivers from crossing to the wrong side of the road.
"Residents will also enjoy improved access to public transport, with new bus bays built on both sides of the highway, east of Racecourse Road."
Transport for NSW will carry out finishing work over the next couple of weeks, including revegetation work, final line marking and removing the site compound and traffic control.
The remaining work will be carried out intermittently on weekdays between 7am and 5am and for three night shifts between 7pm and 5am, until Friday, 18 December.\
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