Work starts to improve safety for cyclists at South Nowra

15 September 2014

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock today announced work will start this week to build a cycleway at South Nowra to improve safety for cyclists along the Princes Highway.

Mrs Hancock said the NSW Government has provided $500,000 for the work, which involves widening and filling the embankment next to the Forest Road turning lane and building a new off-road path for about 200 metres.

“A concrete retaining wall will be built and a section of the existing wire rope safety barrier will be replaced with guardrail,” Mrs Hancock said.

“Safety signs and bicycle holding rails will also be installed,” she said.

“Work will start on Monday 15 September and be carried out between 7am and 6pm on weekdays until early November.

“Motorists are advised the southbound turning lane at Forest Road will be closed from Wednesday 8 October until early November between 7am and 3pm on weekdays. Traffic control will guide motorists turning left into Forest Road.

“The northbound turning lane at BTU Road will be closed between 9am and 6pm for three days during the final stage of work and traffic control will be in place to guide motorists turning left into BTU Road.

“Electronic message signs will advise motorists of traffic changes including potential lane closures.

“The project is part of Baird Government’s commitment to delivering safe, efficient and high quality services and infrastructure to the community and businesses of NSW,” Mrs Hancoc k said.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.

MEDIA: Luke Sikora 0408 681 294

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