Work starts to improve safety on Princes Highway

2 December 2014

Member for Bega, Andrew Constance has today announced that the NSW Government will start work this week to improve safety for motorists on the Princes Highway at Yowaka, about 15 kilometres north of Eden.

“More than $120,000 in safety improvements will be carried out with the NSW Government allocating $70,000 from the State Blackspot Program and the remainder from the NSW Government’s road resurfacing program,” Mr Constance said.

“The crash history at this location shows the most likely cause of a crash is vehicles losing control in the wet, with nine crashes in five years to June 2013, including six in the wet.”

Work will take place on Thursday 4 December to install a new high friction road surface which aims to reduce the risk of vehicles losing control. Signs giving motorists advanced warning of upcoming bends will also be installed.

Mr Constance said, Work will be carried out between 7am and 5.30pm from the Yowaka Bridge to around one kilometre south of Yowaka Bridge, weather permitting.

Motorists are asked to follow the direction of traffic control and reduced speed limits.

Mr Constance thanks motorists for their patience while this important safety improvement work is carried out.

The work is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to improve road safety for NSW motorists.

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

Media: Shannon Whitford – 6492 2056

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