New screens improve safety for motorists

24 June 2013

New screens improve safety for motorists on the Hume Highway

Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is working hard to improve safety for motorists and other road users with the installation of safety screens over the Hume Highway at two locations.

Member for Goulburn Pru Goward today announced the NSW Government provided $630,000 for safety screens to be installed on the Illawarra Highway overpass bridge and at Sally’s Corner overpass bridge on the Hume Highway.

"The safety screens improve safety for motorists by reducing the risk of objects being thrown or dropped from the bridge and falling on to vehicles below," Ms Goward said.

Installation of the safety screens on the Sally’s corner overpass bridge has been completed and work has now started to install screens on the Illawarra Highway overpass bridge.  

Work will be carried out on weekdays from 7am to 5pm from Monday to Thursday and from 7am to 1pm on Friday.

One lane will be closed on the Hume Highway while work is carried out on the bridge above. The right hand lane will be closed when work is being carried out towards the middle of the bridge. The left lane will be closed when work is being carried out towards the ends of the bridge.

A contra flow will also be in place on the top of the bridge during drilling work to secure the screens to the concrete.

RMS will make every effort to reduce noise associated with the work.

Work is expected to be completed by the end of July, weather permitting.

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New screens improve safety for motorists on the Hume Highway 

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