Katrina announces start of safety improvement work

Katrina announces start of safety improvement work on Burley Griffin Way

9 May 2014

Local member, Katrina Hodgkinson has announced that important safety upgrade work on the Burley Griffin Way, about 22 kilometres east Temora, will commence on Monday 12 May.

“In the six years to 2012 six crashes, including one fatal accident, have occurred on this section of road,” Katrina said.

“The NSW Government has provided $386,000 to improve safety for motorists by upgrading roadside safety and railway level crossing approaches.

“The work to be carried out includes shoulder widening, installing safety barriers, improving signs along the road, removing roadside hazards such as vegetation, relocating a power pole and improving line marking.”

Katrina said the work is expected to be completed in mid-June and will be carried out on weekdays from 7am to 6pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm, weather permitting.

“I recognize the impact that these road works will have on local residents and through traffic and I thank them for their patience while this necessary work is underway,” Katrina said.

“Once the work is completed the increased safety on this section of the Burley Griffin Way will be worth the small inconvenience experienced during construction.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane during the work and alternating traffic control will be in place to guide motorists through the work site safely.

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

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 associated with this work.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com download Live Traffic NSW or call 132 701.

“The project is part of Roads and Maritime’s commitment to deliver safe, efficient and high quality services and infrastructure to the community and businesses of NSW,” Katrina said.

Media Contact: David White 6226 3311, 0427 451 510 or burrinjuck@parliament.nsw.gov.au

View the original media release (PDF)

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