Safety improvements start on Pacific Highway near Koorainghat
2 February 2015
Motorists are set to benefit from road safety improvements on the Pacific Highway near Koorainghat, south of Taree that are scheduled to start on Monday 9 February.
Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said $1.1 million has been provided under the NSW Black Spot Program to improve safety and reduce the risk and severity of crashes in the area.
“In the five years to June 2012, 20 crashes occurred on this section of the Pacific Highway including three injury crashes, several of which occurred in wet conditions and involved motorists losing control on the curve and veering off the road,” Mr Bromhead said.
“Road safety improvements will be carried out to improve the road surface and drainage on a 500 metre curved section of the southbound lane.
“I want to thank motorists for their patience while this essential road safety improvement work is carried out.”
Work will be carried out on weekdays between 7am and 5pm and is expected to be completed in seven weeks, weather permitting.
To ensure the safety of workers, motorists and other road users, a temporary 40km/h speed limit will remain in place during work and signs will help direct motorists.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.
For media enquiries please contact Stephen Bromhead on 0408 657 373
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