Traffic slowed because of road works on the Kings Highway near the Goulburn turn off.

Traffic slowed because of road works on the Kings Highway near the Goulburn turn off. Photo: Jeffrey Chan

Traffic on the Kings Highway heading towards Canberra was slowed to a crawl on Monday, due to roadworks near Goulburn Road in NSW.

Drivers reported up to 15 kilometres of cars slowed to a crawl from Bungendore to Doughboy, with potentially more backed up further towards the coast.

The roadworks were scheduled to take place between Friday June 6 and Wednesday June 11 and reduced speed limits have been put in place due to 500 metres of unsealed road surface in both directions.

The Live Traffic NSW website has advised drivers in the area to exercise caution.