Have a say on next three overtaking lanes on Bells Line of Road

Thursday 14 May 2015

Community members are invited to have their say by Tuesday 26 May on the next three overtaking lanes proposed as part of the $48 million Bells Line of Road corridor improvement program.

“Roads and Maritime Services is installing overtaking lanes to improve safety and traffic flow on Bells Line of Road to benefit road users travelling between the Sydney metropolitan area, the Blue Mountains and central west of NSW,” Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Orange MP Andrew Gee said. “Seven overtaking lanes and a series of other safety improvements will be carried out overall between Kurrajong Heights and Bell in the next four years to improve traffic flow, reduce delays and the risk of crashes.

”The first overtaking lane between Patterson Ridge Fire Trail and Glenara Road at Kurrajong Heights was completed in late September 2014 with work now progressing to build a 1.1 kilometre lane around four kilometres west of Kurrajong Heights.”

Feedback is now invited for three additional projects including:

  • a 1.09 kilometres long lane starting about 220 metres west of Pup Road at Bilpin;
  • a 700 metre long eastbound overtaking lane starting about 220 metres west of Mount Tootie Road at Bilpin; and
  • a 700 metre long westbound overtaking lane starting 100 metres west of Berambing Crescent at Berambing.

Other projects in the $48 million NSW Government funded program will continue to be developed, including rebuilding key sections of road and investigations for future longer term upgrades. Written feedback is invited by Tuesday 26 May 2015 to Bells Line of Road, PO Box 6465, North Ryde NSW 2113, by emailing enquiries_nsw@downermouchel.com or contacting DownerMouchel on 1800 332 660.

Feedback will be incorporated into project plans as they develop,” Mr Gee said. For more information on the Bells Line of Road corridor improvement program visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au

MEDIA: Rosie Pritchard 0409 915 181

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