Safety improvements to proceed

7 January 2014

Safety improvements to proceed in Royal National Park

Lee Evans Member for Heathcote today announced Roads and Maritime Services will proceed with safety improvements in the Royal National Park after the community was supportive of proposed safety work which aims to reduce the number and severity of crashes.

Mr Evans thanked the more than 50 community members for their feedback earlier this year to proposed upgrades on Farnell Avenue and Audley Road in the Royal National Park.

“In the five years to December 2011, five head on crashes and four off road crashes occurred on these roads resulting in one fatality and injuries to drivers,” Mr Evans said.

“Roads and Maritime thanks the community for feedback including impacts of the work on cyclists and concerns about speeding and corner cutting. The original proposal has been modified due to community feedback.

“Community issues outside the scope of the project will be responded to separately.

“Roads and Maritime will install painted line marking to ensure cyclist safety when moving between the shoulder and traffic lane.

“Line marking will also be installed to act as a visual reminder for motorists to slow down as they approach curves in both directions. Tactile lines will be installed to ensure a vibrating, rumbling sound when crossing onto the wrong side of the road.

“Safety work will start in February to install one metre wide road shoulders, non-skid horizontal lines to warn motorists on approach to the curves, curve warning signs, speed advisory signs and new safety barriers.

“The work is expected to take one month to complete weather permitting,” Mr Evans said.

Media Contact: Anne England - 9548 0144

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