Have a say on safety improvements Warners Bay

18 November 2015

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast, Scot MacDonald MLC announced today that Roads and Maritime Services is inviting the community to comment on proposed safety improvements at the intersection of Medcalf Street and Ruswell Avenue at Warners Bay.

Mr MacDonald said the NSW Government had allocated $150,000 to reconfigure the intersection to improve safety for road users.

“In the five year period to December last year there were six crashes including two injury crashes within a 50 metre radius of the intersection, most involving turning vehicles,” Mr MacDonald said.

“The proposed work aims to provide a safe right hand turning lane on Medcalf Street for vehicles turning into Ruswell Avenue.”

“Comments are now invited on the proposed improvements which also include introducing left turn only access from Ruswell Avenue onto Medcalf Street, removing right turn access from Medcalf Street into Maurie Avenue and installing no stopping areas, a concrete island and painted median to clearly define travel lanes through the intersection.”

“The speed hump on Ruswell Avenue will be relocated to allow motorists to be clear of the intersection before reducing speed to travel across the speed hump.”

“The bus stop north of Maurie Street will be removed to allow for the right turn bay and the bus stop north of Albert Street will be moved south to allow students from Biddabah Public School to access the bus stop without crossing Albert Street.”

Feedback on the proposed safety improvements will be used to finalise the plan for the work.

Comments can be provided before Friday 4 December by emailing sam.sreetharan@rms.nsw.gov.au or writing to Project Manager Sam Sreetharan, Roads and Maritime Services, Locked Bag 2030, Newcastle 2300.

For more information please visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au.

ENDS

Media: Scot MacDonald MLC, 02 9230 2393

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