Work set to start on Meilman rest area

27 March 2013

Work set to start to improve access to Meilman rest area on Sturt Highway

John Williams The Nationals Member for Murray-Darling today announced work will start next week to upgrade the eastbound access to the Meilman rest area on the Sturt Highway, 21 kilometres east of Euston.

“The NSW Government has provided $780,000 for the project under the NSW Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity program,” Mr Williams said.

“The project will provide safe access by better separating through traffic and motorists entering the rest area,” Mr Williams said. 

“Work will improve sight distances and provide motorists with clearer line marking and signs.

“An additional benefit of the work is that it will help heavy vehicle drivers manage driver fatigue by providing access for both east and westbound traffic.

“Work on the access will be carried out on weekdays from 7am to 6pm and Saturday from 8am to 1pm.

“One lane will be closed during the work. A speed limit of 40km/h will apply during work hours, increasing to 80km/h outside work hours.

“Traffic controllers will guide motorists through the work site,” Mr Williams said

“Motorists are advised to plan their journey, drive with caution and follow the direction of traffic controllers.

“Work to upgrade the rest area is expected to take four weeks, weather permitting,” Mr Williams said.

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Work set to start to improve access to Meilman rest area on Sturt Highway 

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