New safety signage for Barrenjoey Road from Newport to Avalon Beach
27 APRIL 2016
New signage and line marking will be installed on Barrenjoey Road from Newport to Avalon Beach to improve safety for road users.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the NSW Government would fund the $100,000 project as part of its $500 million Black Spot Program, which aims to reduce the risk, incidence and severity of crashes.
“Safety work was identified for Barrenjoey Road after 27 incidents were reported between July 2008 and June 2013,” the spokesperson said.
“New signage will be installed and line marking improved on a 2.73 kilometre section of road between Burke Street at Newport and The Crescent at Avalon Beach.
“The signs will warn motorists of bends in the road and the line marking will extend the double lines in the centre of the road to restrict motorists from overtaking close to curves.
“Work will be carried out during 15 shifts from 10pm to 5am between Monday 2 May and Friday 3 June, weather permitting.
“Changed traffic conditions including temporary lane closures and reduced speed limits will be in place during work for the safety of road users and workers.
“Motorists should follow the direction of traffic control and allow extra travel time.”
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