The removal of another black spot on the Oxley Highway is a step closer with the start of early work on a $15 million upgrade to improve safety and travel efficiency.

The Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey, said the upgrade between Rosewood Road and Paddock Road near Rosewood, about six kilometres west of Wauchope, is part of the NSW Government’s $50 million commitment to improve safety on the Oxley Highway.

“This project is important to the local community as it will improve road safety and freight transport,” Mrs Pavey said.

“The upgrade will involve improving the road alignment by removing several tight curves and eliminating crests, widening the road shoulders and improving drainage.”

The start of early work is an important development for this project and will involve site preparation, traffic management setup, utility relocation and site establishment.

The early work will mostly be carried out off the main Oxley Highway corridor and will not impact traffic. The community will be kept informed as the project progresses.

For more information about the project: www.rms.nsw.gov.au/rosewoodroad