Safety upgrade for Bruxner Highway at Sandilands

State Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin has welcomed a $8.8-million upgrade of a 2.6-kilometre stretch of the Bruxner Higway west of Sandilands. The upgrade is expected to take most of this year, weather permitting.
Media Release

MOTORISTS on the Bruxner Highway can look forward to safer journeys west of Casino with improvement works about to start on a stretch of road west of Sandilands.

The Minns Labor Government is investing $8.8 million to upgrade about 2.6 kilometres of the highway, between Casino and Tabulam.

Improvements to be made include:

  • Rehabilitating or replacing stormwater drains to keep motorists safe in wet conditions
  • Road widening
  • Installation of safety barriers
  • Improving sightlines around bends
  • New line markings on centre and edge lines
  • A new road seal

Work is scheduled to start on Monday 29 January and will be carried out from 7am to 6pm on weekdays and 6.30am to 4pm on Saturdays.

The project is expected to be complete by the end of 2024 weather permitting.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Jenny Aitchison said:

“This important work will improve safety for the 1100 motorists who travel this route each day.

“Delivered through our Safer Road Programs, these investments have been made possible thanks to strong advocacy from the community and the local Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin.”

Parliamentary Secretary for Disaster Recovery and Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin said: 

“As a local who regularly travels the Bruxner for community events and meetings, this work, once completed, will improve our driving conditions.”

“I very much welcome these investments and thank the community in advance, for its patience while these road works take place.