Safety improved at Cessnock intersection

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC today announced work will start on Monday 29 May to improve safety at the intersection of Cessnock Road and Kline Street at Weston.

Mr MacDonald said the NSW Government has allocated $200,000 this financial year to improve safety for motorists by installing new kerbs, signs and line marking and moving stop lines forward.

“In the five years to September 2016 there were 13 crashes within a 50 metre radius of the intersection of Cessnock Road and Kline Street, including nine injury crashes,” Mr MacDonald said.

“These improvements will make it safer for motorists turning out of Kline Street by improving sight lines.

“Pedestrian safety will also be improved with the new kerb alignment on Cessnock Road which will reduce the crossing distance at the refuge.

“Painted cycle lanes will be provided on Cessnock Road through the intersection to make the area safer for cyclists.”

Work will be carried out between 7am and 4pm from Sunday to Friday and is expected to be complete in two and a half weeks, weather permitting.

Changed traffic conditions will be in place including lane closures, reduced speed limits and traffic control.

Motorists are asked to keep to the speed limit and follow the direction of signs and traffic controllers.

Roads and Maritime Services thanks motorists for their patience while this important work is carried out.

Cessnock City Council will complete the work on behalf of Roads and Maritime.

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

View the original media release.

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