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About the project

This project will improve safety from Lower Marshes Road, Jericho, to 1 kilometre north of Oatlands.

Works will include road widening, extending sealed shoulders, additional overtaking lanes, and installing flexible safety barriers.

The safety improvements will reduce the risk of head-on and loss of control crashes and achieve a 3 star AusRAP safety rating for the Midland Highway.

Timing

We started construction on Tuesday, 8 February 2022.

We will working between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm from Monday to Saturday, weather permitting.

We expect to complete the works in the winter of 2024.

Traffic changes – from February 2022

Where existing road allows, there will be two lanes open at all times, even when we're not working. Some work locations will require one lane to be closed during our working hours.

There will be a reduced speed limit in place at all times, to keep everyone safe.

Road users should allow up to 15 minutes extra travel time during this work.

Please keep to speed limits and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs.

We thank you for your patience during this important work.

2Community consultation

In June 2020, we consulted with the community with concept proposals for these sections. Following their feedback, changes were made to the designs, including additional overtaking lanes and turn facilities.

The updated designs were then made available for the public to view and provide feedback in May 2021. The feedback from this round of consultation was considered in the final designs.

Contact

For further information about this project please contact the Construction Project Manager, Mike Luttrell, on 0409 560 107 or email michaell@shawcontracting.com.au.