WORKS to install rumble strips and seal the Mitchell and Great Western highways have now started as safety upgrades to both highways near completion.
Bathurst MP Paul Toole said projects on the Mitchell Highway at Oaky Creek Lane and the Great Western Highway at Mount Lambie, east of Bathurst, would improve safety for all road users.
"Rumble strips are estimated to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes by 25 per cent as they alert drivers when they are drifting from the road," Mr Toole said.
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This is expected to be completed by the end of April with work to be carried out between 7am and 6pm Monday to Saturday.
Changed traffic conditions, including reduced speed zones, will be in place for the safety of workers and road users during work hours.
The safety improvements are part of the Safer Roads Program, which has delivered 214 kilometres of rumble strips across the western region.
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