Concrete central barrier curve markings trial

12 February 2013 

Concrete central barrier curve markings trial to be extended on Great Western Highway

Roads Minister Duncan Gay and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole today announced the extension of a trial of high resolution paint to better highlight bends at night on the central concrete barrier on the Great Western Highway.

“Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) started a trial of white arrows to mark the central concrete barrier on the bottom curve at Victoria Pass in November last year,” Mr Gay said.

“These arrows are made up of paintwork incorporating high resolution beads which capture the light.

“A similar trial using the technology will take place to highlight two curves for east bound traffic at River Lett Hill on the Great Western Highway, between Lithgow and Hartley.

“The trial will involve the use of yellow arrows to determine whether yellow or white better improve safety for motorists,” Mr Gay said.

Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said this is the first time line marking technology has been used on central concrete barriers and could be used to improve safety in other areas.

“The markings highlight the central concrete barrier providing a clear indication of the curve in the road.  This will improve safety for motorists travelling at night and reduce the likelihood of crashes and that’s good news for all road users,” Mr Toole said.

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