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Great Western Highway – Katoomba to Mount Victoria Safety Upgrades

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2018 - Early 2020
Estimated Project Cost:$31,990,000
Australian Government Contribution:$27,100,000
Local Council/Shire:Blue Mountains City Council
Corridor:Sydney - Dubbo

Project Description

A number of intersections along the Great Western Highway at Blackheath, including Govetts Leap Road, will be upgraded to improve traffic flows and road user safety.


The project will improve traffic flows and road user safety.


The Australian Government is contributing $200 million to the $250 million Great Western Highway - Katoomba to Lithgow package with the New South Wales Government contributing $50 million.The Australian Government has committed $31.99 million to the Katoomba to Mount Victoria Safety Uprades project, in partnership with the NSW Government. 


Construction commenced in October 2018 and the project is expected to be fully open to traffic in March 2020.

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Project details last updated: 2/03/2020