Road shoulder widening on the Kings Highway

Friday 6 September 2013

Road shoulder widening on the Kings Highway set to start

Member for Bega Andrew Constance today announced that work will start next week on a $1 million program to improve safety on the Kings Highway and reduce the risk of off road crashes.

“The NSW and Australian Governments have provided $1 million to improve safety at two locations on the Kings Highway from state road toll response and blackspot funding,” Mr Constance said.

“Roads and Maritime Services will widen the shoulder of the eastbound lane on the Kings Highway and clear the roadside for one kilometre east of the intersection with Misty Mountain Road.

“New guard rail will also be installed to minimise the risk of off road crashes.

“Road shoulder widening work will also be carried out on the westbound lane at the intersection of the Kings Highway and Lyons Road.

“The widening work aims to increase the space for a vehicle to stop safely and improve sight distance for approaching motorists.

“Work at both locations will start on Monday 9 September and is expected to take about six weeks to complete.

“One lane will be closed during each stage of the work and portable traffic lights be in place to guide motorists through the worksite.
“Work will be carried out from 8am to 5pm on weekdays with lanes to reopen outside these hours. “Minor delays are expected and a reduced road work speed limit of 40 km/h will be in place at both
locations,” Mr Constance said.

To accommodate for ACT and NSW school and public holiday traffic, no work will be carried out on Friday 27 and Monday 30 September, Friday 4 and Monday 7 October and Friday 11 and Monday 14 October.

Residents are advised blasting may be required for the upgrade at Lyons Road and signs and traffic control will be advised in advance of work times and dates.

During blasting work motorists may be delayed up to 20 minutes. Wet weather may change dates and times. Motorists are advised to plan their journey, allow extra travel time and obey all signs.

Roads and Maritime Services thank motorists for their patience.

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Road shoulder widening on the Kings Highway set to start

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