Hartley Valley to Forty Bends upgrade - Safety Improvement Upgrades - Great Western Highway Upgrade Program


Project overview

Transport for NSW has completed the safety upgrades and road improvements on the Great Western Highway between Hartley Valley and Forty Bends. The project was part of the $250 million upgrade package on the Great Western Highway, jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.

Project information


  • Improvements along the existing highway, including changes to curves to make them safer
  • Precast arch structure over Whites Creek and concrete pavement at Forty Bends to lessen the risk of black ice formation
  • Five main intersection upgrades:
    • Coxs River Road and Ambermere Drive
    • Baaners Lane and Browns Gap Road
    • Old Bathurst Road
    • Jenolan Caves Road and Blackmans Creek Road
    • Daintree Close
  • More arrows and reflective markers on the highway to provide clear definition of lanes
  • Provision of concrete and wire rope safety barriers
  • Improved road surface.


  • Contractor: Roads and Maritime Services appointed Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd
  • Start date of major construction: December 2014
  • Completion date: October 2017
  • Project value: $133.2million
  • Australian Government contribution: $120.7 million
  • NSW State Government contribution: $12.5 million.

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Contact us

For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 1800 953 777

Email: gwhd@transport.nsw.gov.au