Traffic Delays - New England Highway, Bolivia Hill

Traffic delays – New England Highway, Bolivia Hill

Major work is starting on the Bolivia Hill upgrade which will make the New England Highway safer and easier to drive.

Work to significantly improve the New England Highway at Bolivia Hill is stepping up. Work is starting on preparing the highway for major excavation of the adjoining rock face. This work is in preparation for major work starting early next year to widen sections of the highway, and commence work on the foundations of a new 320 metre long bridge.

From Monday 17 December to Friday, 21 December 2018

  • The highway will be reduced to one lane between 6am and 6pm with delays of up to 15 minutes expected.


From Friday, 21 December 2018 to Monday, 7 January 2019

  • The highway will be fully open to traffic from 6pm to 6am while the project site closes for the Christmas break.


Why do we need to do this work?

To straighten this section of the highway major excavation of the slope adjoining the highway is needed. Before excavating, the slope must be stabilised so any vibration during excavation does not cause a rock fall.



For more information

If you have any questions please contact the Bolivia Hill upgrade project toll free line on 1800 958 057, or visit the project website

For the latest traffic updates during this work call 132 701, visit or download the Live Traffic NSW App.

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this important work.