Work starts to remove roadside hazards on Appin Road

20 November 2014

The Member for Wollondilly, Jai Rowell MP, has today announced that Roads and Maritime Services will start work to remove roadside hazards along Appin Road next week to improve safety for motorists.

Mr Rowell said 24 trees will be removed from both sides of Appin Road from just south of Copperfield Road at Gilead to just north of Rixon Road at Appin from Monday 24 November.

“Providing wider clear zones was a key recommendation of the Appin Road Safety Review, which investigated options to improve safety for more than 10,000 motorists who use Appin Road daily,” Mr Rowell said.

“The tree removal follows community consultation about the safety improvements in June this year.

“In the five years to 30 June 2013, there were 48 crashes on Appin Road between Copperfield Drive and Rixon Road, 10 involving vehicles hitting trees close to the road.”

Work will be carried out between 7am and 5pm on weekdays until Wednesday 10 December, weather permitting.

Lane closures will be in place while work is carried out to ensure the safety of road users and workers.

Traffic control and reduced speed limits will be in place.

The work is funded through the Community Road Safety Fund’s Safer Roads Program.

Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience while this work is carried out.

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


Media: Tracey Watkins – (02) 4683 2622

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