Have your say on safety improvement proposal for Pacific Highway at Ewingsdale to Tyagarah

1 September 2015

Roads and Maritime Services is encouraging the community to review and provide comment on proposed safety improvements for the Pacific Highway between Ewingsdale and Tyagarah.

Parliamentary Secretary for the North Coast, Chris Gulaptis said the proposed access changes to improve road safety along this section of road followed a recent road safety investigation which found there were more than 50 crashes in the five years to mid-2014.

“Roads and Maritime is proposing to change access at Johnston Lane, Kennedys Lane and all private driveways to left-in and left-out only,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“The cross over points on the highway at Johnston Lane and Kennedys Lane would be closed to reduce the risk of crashes. The Tyagarah Road cross over would remain open to traffic.

“All access to the highway will be closed at Grays Lane to further increase safety in this area.

“Motorists would be encouraged to access the highway via the Ewingsdale or Gulgan Road south interchanges.

“Smaller safety modifications would be made at various locations along the highway including line marking changes, vegetation clearing to improve driver sight and installation of additional wire rope safety barriers.”

Mr Gulaptis said residents could review the proposed changes which are detailed in the project investigations and recommendations report.

The plans can be viewed at Byron Shire Council and the Roads and Maritime Grafton office.

Written feedback can be provided before Friday 25 September to mailto:pacific.highway@rms.nsw.gov.au or Ewingsdale to Tyagarah Pacific Highway safety improvements PO Box 546 Grafton NSW 2460.

For more information, please www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roadprojects.

Media contact: Chris Gulaptis – 0418 625 715

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