Focus on safety with work starting on Kosciuszko Road

29 March 2018

Improved safety is on the way for motorists with rock fall protection mesh and fencing to be installed on Kosciuszko Road, between Jindabyne and East Jindabyne from April.

Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the NSW Government has provided $900,000 for the work to reduce the risk of rocks falling onto the road.

“Anyone who has travelled on Kosciuszko Road will be familiar with its slopes and while beautiful visually, they pose a safety risk,” Mr Barilaro said.

“To reduce the risk of rocks falling onto passing traffic and to improve road user safety, protection fencing and mesh will be installed for about 300 metres on the uphill slope beside the road near Mill Creek.

“The fencing will be permanent and consist of mesh over the whole slope and a barrier at the top.

“Work is expected to start on Tuesday 3 April and will be carried out on weekdays between 7am and 6pm and Saturdays from 8am to 2pm for around eight weeks, weather permitting.”

Mr Barilaro said the installation work is expected to be completed ahead of the start of the ski season and Queens Birthday long weekend.

“So work can be carried out safely and efficiently, one lane will be closed to traffic for around 350 metres through the work site, 24 hours a day.

“Traffic lights will be in operation and motorists are advised to plan their journey and allow extra travel time, as delays of between five and 10 minutes are expected.

“Vehicles will still be able to access the carpark near the mountain bike and walking track area.

“Work will be a case of short term pain for long term gain and the community is thanked in advance for its patience.”

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