Safety improvements on Nelson Bay Road

16 March 2016

Roads and Maritime Services advises motorists work will start this week to improve road user safety on Nelson Bay Road at Anna Bay.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC said the NSW Government allocated $400,000 to improve motorists’ safety and reduce the crash risk along three bends near Frost Road.

“In the five years to December 2014 there were nine crashes at this location, seven of which resulted in injuries after vehicles left the road,” Mr MacDonald said.

“The safety improvements involve widening the road shoulders and installing more than one kilometre of wire rope safety barriers along two northbound and one southbound bends on Nelson Bay Road.

“Port Stephens Council will carry out the work on behalf of Roads and Maritime from Thursday 17 March until the end of May, weather permitting.”

Work will take place on weekdays between 7am and 5pm and the community will be advised in advance if any work is required outside these dates and times.

Lane closures, traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists during work hours.

Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience while this essential upgrade is carried out.

For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.

Media: Scot MacDonald MLC, 02 9230 2393

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