Work starts on new Kings Highway overtaking lane

By Steve Whan

21 August 2023

Work on a new Kings Highway overtaking lane at Mulloon is set to start this week, Member for Monaro Steve Whan has announced.

"The lane will provide motorists with a new eastbound overtaking lane on the highway between Mulloon Creek and the Goulburn Road at Mulloon," Mr Whan said.

"A widened centreline and shoulders, roadside safety barriers, upgraded drainage and rumble strips will also be added to improve safety."

The new work is part of an extensive program of safety and efficiency upgrades which began last year and aims to keep the community safe and freight moving between Batemans Bay and the NSW/ACT border.

"As park of the upgrade program, work is already well underway on a new overtaking lane near Misty Mountain Road, which is due to be completed late 2023," Mr Whan said.

"Upgrading the Kings Highway has been a long-term job, we had made many improvements when i was last the local member, including the major realignments between Queanbeyan and Bungendore.

"It's a task that needs ongoing commitment regardless of changes of Government and I'm pleased to see this latest program continuing. 

"The Minns Labor Government is pleased to be getting on with the job of delivering vital infrastructure improvements for communities across the Monaro electorate and we thank motorists for their patience while these important works take place," he said.

Transport for NSW has advised work on the Kings Highway between Mulloon Creek and Goulburn Road at Mulloon will be carried out from Monday 28 August for up to seven months, weather permitting.

Work will be carried out from 7am to 6pm weekdays and from 7am to 1pm Saturdays.

Single lane closures, stop/slow traffic conditions, and a reduced 40 km/h speed limit will be in place throughout the construction period. Access to properties will be maintained at all times.

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and allow an additional five minutes travel time and follow the directions of signs and traffic control. 

For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW app, visit Live Traffic NSW or call 132 701.

For more information on the Kings Highway upgrade go to Kings Highway safety upgrade | Transport for NSW