Great Western Highway Improvements: Katoomba to Lithgow

Great Western Highway improvements- Katoomba to Lithgow

Priority Status: Priority Initiative

State: NSW

Suburbs Affected: Katoomba to Lithgow

Great Western Highway improvements: Katoomba to Lithgow Project Plan

  • Great Western Highway improvements: Katoomba to Lithgow Cost: 2.5 billion
  • NSW State Government Funding: 2.5 billion
  • Project Type: Road Upgrade
  • Length of Job: 33 km

Great Western Highway improvements: Katoomba to Lithgow Construction Details

Currently, a gap of 33 km exists between Lithgow and Katoomba as part of the Great Western Highway duplication. With over 100 km completed, the initiative centres on completing the project.

Great Western Highway improvements: Katoomba to Lithgow Jobs & Community Plan 

Part of the National Land Transport Network, the Great Western Highway is a key connection corridor between Sydney and its port network, and the Central West and Orana mining and agriculture regions. For context, freight moved to, from and through the Orana and Central West regiona by road equated to 8.3 million tonnes in 2011. The existing configuration has the road passing through the centre of towns like Mount Victoria and Blackheath. This creates the following issues:

  • safety concerns generated by residential traffic interacting with heavy freight vehicles
  • traffic congestion
  • heightened cost of freight
  • amenity impacts for local residents
  • limited usage available for high productivity vehicles

Great Western Highway improvements: Katoomba to Lithgow Upgrade Timeline

Great Western Highway improvements: Katoomba to Lithgow - Construction: 2021

Great Western Highway improvements: Katoomba to Lithgow - Completion Date: 2028

Great Western Highway improvements: Katoomba to Lithgow - Timeframe: 0-5 years

free-registration-cta

Source: https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/great-western-highway/katoomba-to-lithgow/index.html, https://infrastructuremagazine.com.au/2019/11/12/consultation-for-great-western-highway-upgrade/

Subscribe to receive news on projects as it happens

Get the latest updates in Major Projects and Industry News straight to your inbox