Work starts to improve safety on Princes Highway south of Bega

2nd December 2014

Member for Bega, Andrew Constance has announced works have commenced today to improve safety for motorists on the Princes Highway, about three kilometres south of Eden.

Work will take place to install a new high friction road surface, which aims to reduce the risk of vehicles losing control, particularly in wet conditions.

“The NSW Government allocated $175,000 from the State Blackspot Program to improve the stretch of road from 300 metres north to 300 metres south of Quarantine Bay Road to make it safer for all road users,” Mr Constance said.

“The crash history at this location shows the most likely cause of a crash is vehicles losing control in the wet around Quarantine Bay Road, with eight crashes in five years.

“This is the second stage of safety improvement work in the area, after work took place last year to widen the road shoulders allowing more room for motorists who leave the road to recover safely.”

Work will take place on December 2 and 3 between 7am and 5.30pm, weather permitting.

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

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

The work is part of NSW Liberals and Nationals 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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