Together, the Australian and NSW Governments have committed more than $2.5 billion towards the East and West sections of the Great Western Highway Upgrade, between Katoomba and Blackheath, and between Little Hartley and Lithgow, respectively.
Transport for NSW (Transport) will upgrade around 14 kilometres of the Great Western Highway between Little Hartley and Lithgow to a safer, four-lane divided carriageway.
The Little Hartley to Lithgow upgrade has now been approved with the exception of land currently reserved in the National Parks Estate. Transport will approve this section if a National Park revocation Bill passes NSW Parliament.
The project will be managed by Transport and jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments.
We have also prepared a Consultation Report summarising the community engagement carried out during the REF display period.
Both reports are now available on the project interactive web portal at nswroads.work/gwhwestconsult
Transport will complete a detailed design for the Little Hartley to Lithgow upgrade, which may reflect improvements based on the submissions to the REF.
A construction contract for the initial stage of works at Coxs River Road is expected to be awarded in late 2022.
An early works program will involve relocation of utility services at Coxs River Road prior to construction commencing.
We will continue to update you as the project progresses. We encourage you to reach out to the project team with any questions you may have.
We are committed to working with and for the community to deliver the best upgrade possible between Little Hartley and Lithgow.