Work to improve safety - Kings Highway, Braidwood
6 May 2013
Work to improve safety on the Kings Highway at Braidwood
Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) is advising motorists work will start this week to install rumble strips on the edge and centre lines on the Kings Highway east of Braidwood to improve safety.
"The community provided positive feedback to RMS about the audible profile line marking which was installed on the Kings Highway on the northern side of Braidwood in June last year,” an RMS spokesperson said.
“The profile line marking was installed for almost a kilometre on the northern approach to Braidwood between Deloraine Lane and just north of the racecourse entrance.
“The raised line marking aims to improve road safety by reducing the risk of motorists leaving the road and reduce the number of fatigue related crashes.
"The line marking will extend for about two and a half kilometres from about 280 metres west of the avenue of Lombardy poplars to about 800 metres east of the poplars.
"Work is expected to be completed by Wednesday 8 May, weather permitting. Motorists are also reminded of the reduced speed limit which has been introduced on the Kings Highway on the approaches to Braidwood.
“The change is the result of an announcement by NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay after community feedback provided to the Kings Highway Route Safety review and the roadside hazards on the Kings Highway at Braidwood project,” the spokesperson said.
"The crash history, traffic volumes and roadside hazards on this important road were carefully assessed during the review to ensure the speed limits accurately reflect the needs of motorists.
"The speed limit has been reduced from 100km/h to 80km/h for about 1.5 kilometres north of the existing Braidwood 50km/h speed zone, about one kilometre north of Station Street at Braidwood to about 2.35 kilometres north of Station Street.
"The same speed limit reduction has been implemented for about 2.8 kilometres east of the existing 50km/h zone at Braidwood, from about half a kilometre east of Monkitee Street to about 3.2 kilometres east of Monkitee Street.
"The reduced speed limit will remain at 80km/h on this section of the highway while further work is carried out to improve road safety," the spokesperson said.
Notes for editors
Images of profile line marking are available on the RMS project website at www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects.
Contact: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit: 8588 5999