THE airport intersection and the loss of right-hand turns were both raised in public feedback on the upgrade of the Great Western Highway from Kelso to Raglan.
Transport for NSW says feedback for the project was supportive overall as it prepares for construction on the upgrade to start early next year.
Transport for NSW western regional director Alistair Lunn released a concept design for the $30 million upgrade of the highway in late July and it was open for feedback until mid-August.
"The project team spoke with more than 160 people who provided feedback on aspects of the project including the PJ Moodie Drive intersection, the Ceramic Avenue junction, and the loss of right-hand turns," Mr Lunn said.
"Overall feedback was supportive of the project, with many people praising the extension of dual lanes to the overtaking lane east of Raglan, and the safety benefits of dedicated turning lanes and a shared pedestrian/cycle path.
"Transport for NSW will continue to consult with Bathurst Regional Council and local community groups to ensure all stakeholder concerns are actively incorporated into the project."
Under the upgrade, the highway will go from one lane each way from the edge of Kelso to Raglan to two lanes each way from Ashworth Drive, at the Big Gold Panner, to Napoleon Street, on the western edge of Raglan.
The highway will be two lanes eastbound and one lane westbound from Napoleon Street to the east of Ceramic Avenue, joining up with the existing overtaking lane near the safety cameras.
Meanwhile, a safety upgrade has been announced for the intersection of the Great Western Highway and Range Road at Meadow Flat.
Bathurst MP Paul Toole, who is the Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, said the NSW Government had committed $2.1 million to work on the intersection.
"The upgrade will include widening the highway and installing a safety barrier," he said.
Work is expected to start in October.