Traffic Delays - New England Highway, Bolivia Hill

Emergency road closures on New England Highway at Bolivia Hill - 15th and 16th August

Traffic delays – New England Highway, Bolivia Hill

The next stage of major work is starting on the Bolivia Hill upgrade which will make the New England Highway safer and easier to drive.

Work to improve the New England Highway at Bolivia Hill is stepping up. Work is starting on widening sections of the highway. A number of sections of the southbound lane will be excavated to allow the cutting back of the adjoining rock face.

From Monday 29 April 2019, barriers will be installed along the 2.6 kilometre section of the highway reducing it to one lane for 24 hours per day for up to 12 months.


Advice: Reduced speed limit (40km/h), check signage, exercise caution

Traffic lights will be in place 24 hours per day with delays of up to 10 to 15 minutes expected. The traffic lights will be controlled to ensure vehicles at either end are not delayed unnecessarily when there are no vehicles travelling in the opposite direction.

Motorists are advised to allow approximately 10 minutes of additional travel time.

Website: Bolivia Hill Upgrade


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. We will then rebuild and widen sections of the southbound lane of the highway. Work then moves to the northbound lane to backfill and widen sections of this lane.

















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.