Traffic lights turned on at Old Hume Highway

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Traffic lights turned on at Old Hume Highway intersection at Camden

Chris Patterson Member for Camden today announced Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has completed the installation of traffic lights and pedestrian facilities at the intersection of the Old Hume Highway and Burragorang Road at Camden.

“In the five years to June 2011, eleven crashes occurred with motorists either turning right from Old Hume Highway into Burragorang Road or from Burragorang Road onto the Old Hume Highway.

“RMS started the $550,000 NSW Government funded project in December 2012 to improve safety for turning motorists in and out of Burragorang Road and pedestrians crossing at the intersection,” Mr Patterson said.

“Camden Council applied for federal black spot funding for years with no success. The State Government saw the need for this even though the federal government didn’t.

“Work to upgrade the intersection included installing the traffic signal posts and pram ramps, a new signalised pedestrian crossing, building new kerb and footpath and carrying out line marking.

”As the upgraded intersection opens to traffic today we hope to greatly reduce the likelihood of any future accidents at the intersection.

“RMS thanks motorists for their patience during the work,” Mr Patterson said.
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Traffic lights turned on at Old Hume Highway intersection at Camden

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