Safety improvement work continues at Hume Highway intersection with Stacey Street in Bankstown

6 NOVEMBER 2015

Work is progressing on a $2.5 million project to improve road safety at the Hume Highway intersection with Stacey Street intersection in Bankstown.

Work is under way to install a 245 metre safety barrier along the centre median on Stacey Street between the Hume Highway and Mimosa Road.

“The NSW Government through the $36 million Safer Roads Program is also funding the extension of two right turn lanes and a new left turn lane from Stacey Street onto the Hume Highway,” a Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said.

“The important upgrade aims to reduce the risk, incidence and severity of crashes for local road users.

“Roads and Maritime Services advises motorists night work will be carried out from Sunday 8 November between 8pm and 5am, excluding Saturdays and is expected to take three months to complete, weather permitting.

“Night work has been timed to start after the completion of the Higher School Certificate exams and follows an invitation for community comment on the proposal, for which there were no concerns raised.

Work will also take place on weekdays from 7am to 6pm and from 8am to 1am on Saturdays, weather permitting.

“Work to take place this month includes relocating lighting and the pedestrian traffic island, adjusting traffic lights, building new pedestrian ramps and opening the left turn lane on Stacey Street north of the intersection.

“In December, a new safety barrier and median will be built on Stacey Street south of the intersection and the road will be resurfaced.

“It is expected finishing work including line marking and sign installation will be completed in January.”

Residents and motorists are advised there will be no work from 18 December to 2 January.

Motorists may experience minor delays and temporary traffic changes during this work and are encouraged to plan ahead, and follow the direction of traffic controllers, speed limits and signs. For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.

Media: ROADS AND MARITIME SERVICES MEDIA UNIT 8588 5999 or media@rms.nsw.gov.au

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