Maintenance works on Newell Highway near Parkes begin Monday

HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE: Works will take place three kilometres south of Parkes, between Henderson Street and Welcome Road. Graphic: Google Maps
HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE: Works will take place three kilometres south of Parkes, between Henderson Street and Welcome Road. Graphic: Google Maps

Transport for NSW has issued an alert for motorists regarding road works on the Newell Highway that are scheduled to begin on Monday.

Routine highway maintenance will be taking place three kilometres south of Parkes, between Henderson Street and The Welcome Road.

The work will include road strengthening and rehabilitation and will be carried out from Monday, August 24 between 7am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

The maintenance is expected to be completed in three weeks, weather permitting.

Transport for NSW said single lane closures and a speed reduction of 40km/h will be in place to ensure safety to both motorists and workers.

Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and allow up to five minutes of extra travel time.

Drivers will also need to follow the direction of traffic control and all signs.

Transport for NSW thanks motorists for their patience during this time.