Safety upgrade at Silver City Highway intersection

14 November 2013

Safety upgrade at Silver City Highway intersection starting

Safety at the intersection of the Silver City Highway and the Mourquong Road, about 26 kilometres east of Wentworth, will soon be improved with upgrade work starting this month, John Williams The Nationals Member for Murray-Darling said.

“The NSW Government allocated $200,000 to widen lanes and install safety barriers,” Mr Williams said.

"The work aims to improve safety for turning traffic in and out of Mourquong Road. The barriers aim to reduce the crash risk of motorists hitting a nearby power pole.

“Roads and Maritime will carry out the work from Friday 25 November until mid-December on weekdays from 7am to 6pm and on Saturday 8am to 1pm.

“The work is part of a NSW Government rural intersection strategy to improve safety for turning vehicles at minor intersections,” Mr Williams said.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane during the work. Alternating traffic control will be in place to help motorists navigate around the work site safely.

Motorists are reminded to slow down with a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h in place during the work.

Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience while the changed traffic conditions are in place.

Wet weather may change times and dates. Motorists are advised to plan their journey, allow extra travel time and follow all signs.

Every effort will be made to minimise noise related to this work.

The intersection upgrade is an example of Roads and Maritime Services supporting regional communities and improving safety at intersections. 

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Contact: John Williams 0438 808 722

Download the original media release (PDF)

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