New warning signs installed on Pacific Highway at Cowan
1 August 2016
Hornsby MP Matt Kean has announced new vehicle activated warning signs will be installed on the Pacific Highway at Cowan to remind motorists to slow down ahead of bends in the road.
"The Pacific Highway through Cowan is used by tourists including motorcyclists as it is a scenic route," Mr Kean said.
An analysis of crash data showed six crashes occurred between 435 meters and 860 meters north of Fraser Road in the five years to 31 December 2014 with the majority on the bend north of Cowan.
"Following consultation with the community a sign will be installed for northbound road users about 455 metres north of Fraser Road and the other sign for southbound road users about 840 metres north of Fraser Road," Mr Kean said.
"The signs are a common sense approach to improve road safety and aim to help reduce the number of incidents and encourage safer driving behaviour."
Work to install the two signs will take four night shifts to complete from 8pm to 5am between Monday 1 August and Monday 29 August, weather permitting.
Changed traffic conditions will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists including temporary lane closures and reduced speed limits.
Motorists should follow the direction of traffic controllers and allow extra travel time.
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