$4 million safety upgrade for Mount Ousley Road

Thursday 17 October 2013

$4 million safety upgrade for Mount Ousley Road

Motorists will benefit from improved safety and traffic flow on the M1 Princes Motorway, known as Mount Ousley Road, as a safety upgrade starts at the Picton Road interchange.
Minister for the Illawarra John Ajaka said the NSW Government has provided $4 million for the upgrade as part of its commitment to improve roads in the Illawarra.

"Roads and Maritime Services will carry out work to improve safety for vehicles turning left from Picton Road on to the M1 by replacing the T-intersection with a new 700 metre northbound acceleration lane," Mr Ajaka said.

"The new lane will allow more time for vehicles to accelerate before merging with other traffic and will separate slower moving heavy vehicles from light vehicle traffic.

“A new retaining wall will also be installed, guard rails, signs and line marking replaced and road shoulders widened to improve safety for motorists as part of the work,” he said.
Member for Heathcote Lee Evans said work is expected to start next month.

"Motorists are advised there will be some traffic impacts and changes on the Picton Road on load ramp and M1 motorway while work is carried out,” Mr Evans said.

“Reduced speed limits and detours will be in place for the safety of motorists and workers.

“Motorists are reminded to drive carefully around the site to ensure the safety of motorists and workers with electronic signs to be in place to advise of changed conditions before work starts.

"Weather permitting, the project should be finished by mid-2014.” For more information on road projects visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects

Media contact: Jan Le Maitre 0419 618 081

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