Road upgrades to start at Hamilton South

21 December 2017

Motorist safety will soon be improved on Stewart Avenue at the Parkway Avenue and Kemp Street intersections with upgrade work starting on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC said the NSW Government has provided $800,000 this financial year to upgrade the intersections to improve safety and reduce the risk of crashes.

“Work involves widening a section of Parkway Avenue to provide a right turn lane for westbound motorists turning onto Stewart Avenue and adjusting the traffic lights to provide a right turn arrow,” Mr MacDonald said.

“This work will be carried out after 17 crashes occurred at the Parkway Avenue intersection in the five years to December 2015, with the majority involving a vehicle coming out of the eastern side of Parkway Avenue.

“Work on Kemp Street will involve installing a raised concrete median to permanently stop right turn and through movements in and out of the eastern side of Kemp Street.

“There were seven crashes at the Kemp Street intersection in the five years to December 2015, with the majority involving motorists turning right in and right out of Kemp Street and rear end crashes.”

The work aims to reduce the risk of crashes by removing conflicting traffic movements, with alternative right turn and through access available via traffic lights at Parkway Avenue.

Work will start on Wednesday 3rd January 2018 and will be carried out on weekdays between 7am and 5pm for three weeks, weather permitting. Some work will need to be carried out at night between 7pm and 5am from Sunday 21st to Thursday 24th January.

To ensure the work zone is safe and to allow the work to be carried out during the day, Parkway Avenue westbound between National Park Street and Stewart Avenue will be closed during work hours.

Signage will be in place to direct motorists travelling west on Parkway Avenue to detour via Union Street or Darby Street to Glebe Road and Darby Street to King Street. Outside work hours Parkway Avenue will be open to all traffic.

Intermittent partial closures of Kemp Street near the Stewart Avenue intersection will be required for up to four days during January, weather permitting.

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