Work starts on Polding Street Intersection
24 June 2014
Work starts on Polding Street intersection upgrade at Fairfield
Work to improve safety at the Polding Street roundabout at Fairfield started last weekafter final concept designs were approved for stage one of safety improvement work.
“In the five years from January 2007 to December 2011, 52 crashes occurred at the intersection of Polding Street and Smithfield Road resulting in 17 injuries,” the Member for Smithfield, Andrew Rohan, said.
“To improve safety, the NSW Government allocated $3 million to Fairfield City Council to develop a program of improvement work to reduce crash risk and improve traffic flow at the council controlled intersection.
“Roads and Maritime Services approved stage one of council’s plan for work to start immediately.
“Work started last week to change the lane configuration with new linemarking to reduce the number of westbound roundabout lanes.
“The improvement aims to reduce high rate of collisions involving Smithfield Road and Polding Street eastbound traffic.
“Investigations for stage two are continuing with possible improvements to include changes to lane configurations and a slip lane through the roundabout.
“Following investigations, stage two work is expected to be carried out by December this year.
“Community members will be kept informed as investigations progress and notified by letter in advance of council carrying out work,” Mr Rohan said.
Motorists are advised to plan their journey, allow extra time and follow all signs.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.
MEDIA: Andrew Rohan MP: 0407 226 209
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