Captain Cook Bridge safety barrier

3 June 2013

Captain Cook Bridge safety barrier to reduce head on crash risk

Member for Rockdale John Flowers and Member for Cronulla Mark Speakman today announced a major boost to motorist safety in the Taren Point and San Souci communities with the completion of a 560 metre safety barrier on Captain Cook Bridge.

Mr Flowers said the barrier would help reduce the likelihood of head on crashes.

"Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) started work on the $1.1 million NSW Government funded safety barrier in March this year, as part of a wider program of work to reduce crash risk," Mr Flowers said.

"The steel barrier on the median of Captain Cook Bridge connects existing barriers on both approaches to the bridge to reduce risk of head on crashes on the six lane bridge."

In 2012 RMS installed a 250 metre long low-height central concrete barrier on Rocky Point Road between Fontainebleau Street and the St George Sailing Club and a 130 metre central wire rope barrier on Taren Point Road.

Mr Speakman thanked motorists and local residents for their patience while work has been carried out.

"Installation work was complete in mid-May with final line marking carried out yesterday," Mr Speakman said.

"The O'Farrell government is committed to addressing road safety issues across NSW and completion of this crash barrier is an excellent result for motorists."

To have a say on a safety improvement in your area visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au

Media contacts

Cronulla electorate office: 9526 8377 Rockdale electorate office: 9597 1414

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Captain Cook Bridge safety barrier to reduce head on crash risk (PDF)

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