Hume Highway duplication
The Hume Highway is the main freight route between Sydney and Melbourne. It is also a vital transport link for communities and industries in southern NSW.
The Australian and NSW governments committed to upgrading the entire length of the Hume Highway to a four lane divided carriageway. Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is managing these works.
The Hume Highway upgrade is funded by the Australian Government, except for the Holbrook bypass which is jointly funded with the NSW Government.
The Holbrook bypass will be approximately 9.5 kilometres long and constructed to the west of the town.
An environmental assessment has been completed and project approval was received from the Minister for Planning in April 2010. Preliminary construction works commenced in May 2011.
Opened to traffic in November 2011, the Tarcutta bypass is approximately seven kilometres long and constructed to the west of the town.
Opened to traffic in November 2011, the Woomargama bypass is approximately nine kilometres long and constructed to the west of the village.
Southern Hume Highway duplication
Completed between September 2009 and December 2009. Duplication of 67 kilometres of Hume Highway from the Sturt Highway to Table Top.
The Coolac bypass was opened to traffic in August 2009. Construction of 12 kilometres of dual carriageway, including reconstruction of four kilometres of northbound carriageway between Muttama Creek and the Dog on the Tuckerbox.
Completed in May 2009. The Sheahan Bridge has been duplicated over the Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai, immediately upstream of the existing crossing.
Albury Wodonga Hume Freeway
Opened to traffic in March 2007. The 17 kilometre Albury Wodonga Hume Freeway links the Hume Freeway in Wodonga with the Hume Highway at Ettamogah, north of Albury.