Community help wanted to find owners of roadside tributes on Appin Road
18 December 2015
Roads and Maritime Services is looking to contact family or friends of two people remembered in roadside memorials along Appin Road near Bulli Tops, where work is planned to upgrade the road.
Roadside tributes are placed around the NSW road network to acknowledge the death of a person who may have been involved in a crash and are recognised as an important part of the grieving process.
Roads and Maritime and NSW Police have been unable to confirm contact details for relatives or friends of two people, ‘Jayme’ and an unnamed person whose tribute features a statue of a horse and rider on the side of a tree.
“Appin Road will be widened about four kilometres west of the M1 Princes Motorway intersection and these memorials will need to be relocated,” a Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.
“Roads and Maritime can store the memorials for the families during work, and replace them at a site around 500 metres east from where they are now placed, but would like to notify the families before they are removed when work starts in late January.”
A tribute to ‘Jayme’ has the date of 31 July, 1987. No other information about ‘Jayme’ is available.
New flowers were placed at the unnamed memorial with the horse statue in August this year and the horse had been straightened and cleaned. No other details are available.
Family members are encouraged to contact Project Manager Ben Beattie at Roads and Maritime on 4222 3230 to discuss the relocation of these memorials.
Roads and Maritime supports community members who have experienced loss of a loved one through road trauma by helping in the planning and preparation of roadside tributes.
For more information on Roadside Tributes visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au or call 131 782 in regional NSW and 132 213 in Sydney.