Oversize Over Mass Traffic
We heard from all current transport operators that they feel that the Oxley highway in its current state is unsuitable for OSOM vehicle movements in quantity. The only transport business in town to welcome such a large number of vehicle movements was John Stuart, heavy crane hire and accident recovery services.
Mick Papadopoulos made reference to the unique nature of the Oxley Highway. It is in steep country, that makes every meter of construction far more expensive than standard roads. Pull off areas are required more often, and the trucks travel at slower speeds, yet there are physically fewer spaces where a pull off area is able to be built. He expressed that there is very little interest in prioritising the Oxley highway for upgrade work. Oxley highway is a low volume road and has very little priority when being considered for upgrades by the NSW government. Who will pay for this work to be carried out?