Safety improvements continue on Appin Road
17 June 2014
Safety improvement work is continuing on Appin Road from tomorrow morning with work starting to install guardrail near the Loddon River Bridge, in line with the Appin Road Safety Review.
Roads and Maritime Services will install a 360 metre guardrail on a bend just west of the Loddon River Bridge to reduce the risk of southbound off road crashes, as part of the Safer Roads Program.
“In the five years to June 2013, there were 10 reported crashes at this location including six where motorists ran off the side of the road,” a Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.
“New speed limit and warning signs have already been installed on the approach to bends in the area, new alignment markers installed on bends, advanced intersection and concealed driveway warnings and raised reflective road markers installed.
“The safety improvements are expected to provide motorists with better information about the road conditions ahead.”
The NSW Government has invested $745,000 this year to resurface sections of the road south of Appin with further improvements being investigated.
Work to install the guardrail will be carried out between 8am and 4pm on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 June, weather permitting. Adjustments to linemarking will be completed before the end of June.
Motorists are advised to drive to conditions as one southbound lane will be closed and a reduced speed limit of 40km/h will be in place during work.
Signs and traffic controls will be in place to direct motorists through the work site.
Community feedback is also invited by Friday 27 June to the proposal to remove 24 trees from both sides of Appin Road at Gilead.
Community members can view the proposal on the Roads and Maritime website and at the Campbelltown City Council Civic Centre and Campbelltown City Library.
Feedback is welcome to Roads and Maritime Services Road Safety Engineer Leonardo Ferreri, PO Box 973 Parramatta CBD NSW 2124 or by email to Leonardo.Ferreri@rms.nsw.gov.au.
For more information about safety improvements on Appin Road visit this page.