Safety improvements start on Pacific Highway near Kiwarrak
7 November 2014
Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead today announced the NSW Government is starting three safety improvement projects worth almost $1 million on the Pacific Highway, including one at Kiwarrak between Lakes Way North and Old Bar Road.
“The NSW Government has allocated the funding of $300,000 for the Kiwarrak Pacific Highway safety projects through the NSW Black Spot Program,” Mr Bromhead said.
“The other work will be undertaken on the Pacific Highway near Karuah.
“Each project involves installing wire rope safety barrier which aims to improve motorists’ safety and reduce the number and severity of crashes.
“About 700 metres of wire rope safety barrier will be installed in the median at Kiwarrak which follows from the installation of the wire rope safety barrier on the Pacific Highway near Old Bar Road.
“Safety improvement work at these three sites will start next week and will be completed by the end of February next year, weather permitting,” Mr Bromhead said.
The work near Karuah involves installing 3.4 kilometres of wire rope safety barrier in the median on both the southbound and northbound sections of the Pacific Highway between Gates Road and Scotts Road.
Work will be carried out on weekdays between 9.30am and 5pm with changed traffic conditions in place, including closing the northbound and southbound fast lanes at Karuah and Kiwarrak.
Traffic control will be in place to ensure the safety of workers, motorists and other road users. A temporary 40km/h speed limit will also be in place and some short delays may be experienced.
Motorists are advised to plan their journey, allow extra travel time and follow all signs.
For media enquiries please contact Stephen Bromhead on 0408 657 373View the original media release (PDF)