Work starts to improve safety on Fullers Road
25 November 2013
Work starts to improve safety on Fullers Road at Chatswood
Road safety will soon be improved on Fullers Road at Chatswood with work to install high friction asphalt and line markings.
“In the three years to December last year, 50 crashes occurred on Fullers Road between the Pacific Highway and Millwood Avenue. Sixteen of the crashes were in wet conditions resulting in six head on crashes and 10 vehicles leaving the road,” a Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said.
“In March this year an independent assessor evaluated the impact of proposed safety improvements and gauged community feedback to the proposal.“The assessment recommended installing an additional right turn lane at Edgar Street as part of the proposal.
“The independent review also found a new right turn bay would separate turning vehicles and through traffic, reducing the need to change lanes and crash risk.
“Mobile speed camera enforcement was investigated but rejected due to the winding and narrow alignment of the road and regular intersections. A fixed speed camera was not viable as crashes had reduced significantly with the introduction of a 50km/h speed limit.
“Roads and Maritime will start work on Sunday 1 December to resurface Fullers Road with high friction asphalt from between Millwood Avenue and Jenkins Street and new line marking will be carried out between James and Sylvia streets.
“Line marking will provide one westbound lane for through traffic between James and Sylvia streets with the remaining width to provide right turn bays at Anglo and Edgar streets and McLean and Park avenues. A left in, left out turn arrangement will be installed at Davies Street to improve safety.
“Roads and Maritime will new install speed limit enforcement signs and work with NSW Police to develop an enforcement strategy for the road. Travel speed will be monitored three months after the safety improvements are complete. Crash data will continue to be monitored.
“Work will be carried out at night from Sunday 1 December for two weeks between Sunday and Friday from 8pm to 5am. Partial lane closures will be in place to ensure safety.
“Motorists are asked to follow the signs, including reduced speed limits, and direction of traffic controllers. Minor delays are expected due to the changed traffic conditions.
“Every effort will be made to minimise the noise associated with this work.
“For more information on the history of the project and proposal, visit rms.nsw.gov.au and search ‘Fullers Road’, call John Begley on (02) 8849 2295 during business hours or email John.Begley@rms.nsw.gov.au,” the spokesperson said.
CONTACT: Roads and Maritime Services Media Unit: 8588 5999