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Work on Snowy Mountains Highway starts next month

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The NSW Government has announced maintenance work will begin for a seven-week period, on the Snowy Mountains Highway next month, just as the Far South Coast opens up for tourism. 

Transport for NSW will carry out work, which will start from Monday 1 June, to Saturday 18 July between 6.30am and 6pm Monday to Saturday, weather permitting.

Lane closures and traffic control will be in place and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h applies for the safety of workers and road users.

Lane closures will not commence until after the June long weekend to ensure holiday traffic is not too heavily impacted by the works.

Motorists are advised to allow an additional 20 minutes extra travel time, drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.

Member for Bega Andrew Constance said the maintenance has been fast-tracked and comes from a $2.3 billion COVID-19 stimulus package announced in March.

“From this funding, $1 million has been allocated to fast-track maintenance work on Brown Mountain on the Snowy Mountains Highway 10 km west of Bemboka,” Mr Constance said.

Motorists are advised to allow an additional 20 minutes extra travel time, drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.