Work continues on $43 million Bells Line of Road safety upgrade
27 November 2014
Work continues on $43 million Bells Line of Road safety upgradeParliamentary Secretary for Transport and Roads Ray Williams MP announced work would start next month to build an overtaking lane on Bells Line of Road, four kilometres west of Kurrajong Heights, to improve safety for all road users.
Mr Williams said the new overtaking lane was the second of seven being built between Kurrajong Heights and Bell in the next four years as part of a $43 million Bells Line of Road safety improvement program.
The first overtaking lane near Bilpin was completed in September.
“Roads and Maritime Services will widen a 700 metre section of road to build a new westbound overtaking lane to improve traffic flow, minimise delays and reduce crashes,” Mr Williams said.
“Work is expected to be complete in mid-2015, weather permitting.
“The Bells Line of Road safety improvement program is the most significant investment on this strategic corridor in a generation and aims to benefit the thousands of road users travelling between the Sydney metropolitan area and the central west of NSW each day.
“Residents will be invited to give feedback to future projects in coming months and will continue to be advised of upcoming work,” Mr Williams said.
Work is expected to have minimal impact on traffic. Residents will be notified in advance of night work.
For more information on the Bells Line of Road safety program upgrade visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/bellslineofroad
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