Galston Gorge improvements on the way for motorists
23 October 2017
Work will be carried out on Galston Road from this week to provide a U-turn bay for heavy vehicles on the eastern side of Galston Gorge between Ryan Trail and Evans Road.
Member for Hornsby Matt Kean MP said the NSW Government is funding the work to improve safety and maintain traffic efficiency on the state’s road network.
“This is great news for motorists who often experience lengthy wait times and diversions when an overlength vehicle enters Galston Gorge,” Mr Kean said.
“This work is expected to reduce the number of overlength vehicles which become stuck in Galston Gorge and will provide a safe turning area to ensure these vehicles have an opportunity to turn around before they attempt to enter the Gorge.
“These changes are designed to reduce the number of road blockages caused by overlength heavy vehicles.”
Mr Kean said work will be carried out for around 20 shifts on weekdays between Monday 23 October and Friday 22 December from 7am to 5pm, weather permitting.
“Work will involve improving and widening the road surface between Ryan Trail and Evans Road, installing signage at both ends of Galston Gorge to advise motorists of turning options and trimming trees at the entrance of Ryans Trail to improve visibility of turning option from Galston Road,” Mr Kean said.
“A guardrail will also be installed along Galston Road at the entrance of the eastern turning area at Ryan Trail and at the camera based detection system on the western side of the Gorge after Calderwood Road to improve safety for motorists.”
Mr Kean said the U-turn bay will complement the camera based detection system which was installed earlier this year to discourage overlength vehicles entering Galston Gorge.
“Sensors in the road detect heavy vehicles longer than 7.5 metres and cameras record the plate and image of the offending heavy vehicle,” Mr Kean said.
“For westbound motorists, the detection system has been installed just after Montview Parade at Hornsby Heights and at the exit of the roundabout at Calderwood Road at Galston for eastbound motorists.
“The community and motorists are thanked for their patience while this work is carried out.”
Traffic control and lane closures will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists.
Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.
Roads and Maritime Services thanks the community for its patience while work is carried out.
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