Safety to be improved at Empire Bay Drive and Greenfield Road intersection

22 JUNE 2017

Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch today announced Roads and Maritime Services will start work next week to improve safety for motorists at the Empire Bay Drive and Greenfield Road intersection at Empire Bay.

Mr Crouch said the NSW Government has allocated $160,000 to improve safety and help reduce crashes by improving line-of-sight distance for motorists at the intersection.

“In the five years to September 2016, there were 11 crashes at the intersection including eight crashes where a car turning right from Greenfield Road collided with oncoming traffic. Five of these crashes resulted in injury,” Mr Crouch said.

“Work will involve combining the through and left turn lanes into one single lane, so that left-turning vehicles won’t limit the sight between motorists travelling on Empire Bay Drive and motorists turning right out of Greenfield Road.

“The work will also provide a wider lane for motorists turning right out of Greenfield Road.”

“Having widely consulted with the Empire Bay Progress Association and other concerned locals, I’m pleased that the NSW Government is committing the funds to get this safety issue addressed,” Mr Crouch said.

To minimise disruption to motorists, work will be carried out at night between 7pm and 4am from Sunday 25 to Friday 30 June, weather permitting. To ensure the safety of workers and motorists, temporary lane closures, a reduced 40 km/h speed limit, traffic control and signs will be in place while work is carried out.

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

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