Kelso to Raglan Upgrade


Project overview

The NSW Government has completed the Great Western Highway upgrade between Kelso and Raglan to improve safety and efficiency, and reduce travel time along this section of the highway.

Great Western Highway Kelso to Raglan

Latest news

December 2023 - Kelso to Raglan upgrade completion the perfect gift for motorists

October 2023: Centre median construction and 24/7 asphalt works on the Great Western Highway at Raglan from 5 November

October 2023 - Nightwork on the Great Western Highway at Raglan from 12 October

Sep 2023 - Nightwork and Saturday work on the Great Western Highway at Raglan from 23 September

Project information


This part of the Great Western Highway upgrade in Central Western NSW extends from Ashworth Drive in Kelso, to Ceramic Avenue at the east of Raglan, near Bathurst. The Great Western Highway between Kelso and Raglan is often congested during major events, holiday seasons and weekends, and the upgrade will significantly improve travel efficiency during these times.

Transport for NSW has been progressively upgrading sections of the Great Western Highway since 2015. The Great Western Highway upgrade at Kelso opened to traffic in March 2017, and other projects at Glanmire and Walang have also been completed. Pavement rehabilitation at Kirkconnell is currently underway, and another three projects are currently in development.

Transport for NSW has delivered this work as part of its commitment to ease traffic congestion along the Great Western Highway, improve road safety for all motorists and to support Central Western communities of NSW.


What are the project benefits?

  • Reduced congestion, particularly during major events and holiday periods.
  • A much smoother drive and reduced road maintenance requirements.
  • Improved access to Bathurst Airport.
  • Improved connections for regional communities.
  • Improved road safety for all road users.
  • Improved flood immunity of the highway.
  • Improved pedestrian and bicycle access to Kelso.

Project features

What are the project features?

  • Two lanes in each direction from Ashworth Drive to Napoleon Street.
  • Two lanes eastbound and one lane westbound from Napoleon Street to the east of Ceramic Avenue.
  • Safer turning paths at intersections with the highway.
  • Removing the right turn from the Highway into property accesses to improve safety and reduce the risk of collision.
  • Installing traffic lights at the PJ Moodie intersection to improve access and safety.
  • Installation of a shared footpath from Ashworth Drive to Eugenie Street.

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For further information about this project, please contact:

Phone: 1800 167 499