Improvements for Four Mile Lane and Hume Highway intersection
12 September 2014
Roads and Maritime Services will next week start work on safety improvements at the Four Mile Lane intersection with the Hume Highway, about 10 kilometres north of Holbrook.
The NSW Government has provided $600,000 for the project to extend the turning and acceleration lanes on the Hume Highway.
“The project is another example of the NSW Government’s commitment to improving safety on roads in our region,” Mr Aplin said.
“There are 21 landholders on Four Mile Lane who require semi-trailer access for the movement of stock and stores delivery. Residents advised me that truck drivers had difficulty accessing Four Mile Lane from the southern entrance off the Hume Highway causing them to travel further south to turn around and access the northern entry.
“The work, to start on 16 September, will include improvements to drainage and fencing and tree trimming at the intersection for better motorist sight distance and turning safety.
“Once completed, heavy vehicles will be able to turn more safely in and out of Four Mile Lane and nearby properties.”
The upgrade is expected to be completed by mid-November, weather permitting.
Work will be carried out on weekdays from 7am to 5pm and on Saturday from 7am to 1pm.
The speed limit through the work zone will be reduced to 40km/h during the day and 80 km/h at night.
During work, one lane will be closed for the safety of workers with traffic control on site to guide motorists.
Motorists are advised to allow extra travel time and follow all signs.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download Live Traffic NSW or call 132 701.
Media Contact: Greg Aplin 6021 3042 or 0428 600 343
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