Safety to be improved on Princes Highway at Tomerong
May 10, 2016
“I am pleased to announce that work will start later this year to improve safety for motorists on the Princes Highway near the Log Cabin service station at Tomerong,” said Shelley Hancock MP, Member for South Coast today.
“The NSW Government has allocated $1 million to widen the highway and provide a southbound right turn bay.
“This section of the Princes Highway has two southbound lanes and one northbound lane and in the five years to July 2015, there have been seven crashes at this location resulting in four injuries, including one serious.
“Motorists have been using the southbound fast lane as an informal right turn bay into the service station which is located on the western side of the highway and many of the crashes involve vehicles being hit from behind while they are waiting to turn,” said Mrs Hancock.
“There have also been head on crashes involving cars in the southbound fast lane and northbound motorists who have been attempting to overtake.
“To improve safety, the Princes Highway will be widened to accommodate a new right turn bay into the service station and the centre line will be remarked to permanently ban northbound overtaking at this location.
“Final planning for the upgrade is being carried out and work is expected to start in late 2016 and finish in mid-2017.” she concluded.
It is anticipated one southbound lane will be closed for the duration of work and new line marking installed to ban motorists from overtaking.
Roads and Maritime Services will keep the community informed as work progresses
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