Blayney Road safety improvements

19 August 1013

Blayney Road safety improvements

Motorists in Blayney will see soon see improved safety on the Mid Western Highway near the intersection of Hobby’s Yards Road.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) recognised ongoing safety concerns at the curve particularly involving motorists failing to drive to the conditions during wet weather.

“In the five years to 2012 there were 11 crashes at this location, eight of which occurred during wet weather,”Mr. Toole said.

“Six of the crashes involved trucks, a further six involved vehicle rollovers and six resulted in injuries which made this location a priority for safety improvements. RMS fast tracked safety improvements after meeting with Blayney Shire Council.”

“Short term safety improvements being installed include portable electronic message signs on the highway to warn motorists of the approaching 45 km/h curve. The signs are expected to be in place in the next fortnight.

“RMS will also install permanent warning signs to alert motorists of the potential risks of a vehicle rolling if the advisory speed is exceeded. These signs are expected to be installed in coming months.

“RMS and council will continue to work towards longer term safety improvements for the intersection and curve. Funding will be sought once the proposal has been costed,” Mr. Toole concluded.

Media contact: Paul Toole 0407962357
View the original media release (PDF):
Blayney Road safety improvements. 

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