Safety review for Waterfall Way

Safety review for Waterfall Way

27 February 2014

Road safety will be reviewed on Waterfall Way following community feedback about increased truck movements along the road.

Roads and Maritime Services will carry out the review on the 40 kilometre stretch of road from Tyringham Street, Dorrigo, to the junction of the Pacific Highway.

“All aspects of safety will be examined during the review and the findings will be used to help develop a strategy to improve road safety,” a Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.

The review will look at ways of improving road safety along the route but will not examine bypassing the Bellingen township.

Community members are invited to contribute to the review through a “drop-in” session, workshops, and written submissions via email or the post.

The first drop-in session will be held on Thursday 27 March from 10am to 2pm at the Bellingen Council administration building in Hyde Street. It will help the review team identify community concerns and issues which need examining.

Two further community workshops at Bellingen and Dorrigo will be an integral part of the review and provide information about crash trends, statistics and vehicle movements as well as identify sites to be visited.

Some of the issues the review team will consider include speed limits, road markings and signs, pull over zones and truck movements during certain hours.

"The community is encouraged to attend the drop-in session and workshops and submit their concerns and suggestions to the safety review team,” the Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.

"The review is expected to be completed by July.”

A copy of the review team’s findings and recommendations will be available on the internet.

Information about the safety review will be available on the internet at http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roadprojects (click northern region and follow the links) before the drop-in session.

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