Cessnock road safety upgrade completed
10 September 2014
Motorists will benefit from a $2 million road safety upgrade of Cessnock Road at Ryhope which was completed yesterday with all lanes open to motorists.
Parliamentary Secretary for Transports and Roads Ray Williams MP said the NSW Government funded upgrade involved realigning a two kilometre section of road between Mulbring Street and Wakefield Road.
“The road shoulder was widened, rebuilt and resurfaced to improve safety and a more durable surface,” Mr Williams said.
“In the five years to September last year, six crashes occurred along this stretch of Cessnock Road resulting in six injuries. The majority of these crashes involved vehicles leaving the road and hitting trees.
“As part of the safety upgrade roadside barriers have been installed and several trees removed to reduce the risk and severity of crashes.
“Driveway access has also been improved to help local residents safely enter and leave the road.
“This project is part of Roads and Maritime Services’ commitment to deliver safe and high quality road infrastructure to motorists in the Hunter region.”
Work started in May and was carried out by Lake Macquarie City Council on behalf of Roads and Maritime.
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