Safety improvement work starts on Pacific Highway at Lake Munmorah
27 APRIL 2016
Safety improvement work will start on the Pacific Highway near Elizabeth Day Drive at Lake Munmorah from this Sunday 1 May.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the Australian Government has provided $500,000 through the Federal Black Spot programme to improve motorists’ safety on the highway.
“In the five years to December 2014 there were 14 crashes on the Pacific Highway in the area 500 metres east and 500 metres west of Elizabeth Bay Drive, seven of which resulted in injury.
“This safety improvement involves installing kerbside and median safety barriers on the highway both east and west of the Elizabeth Bay Drive intersection.
“Work will also involve line marking adjustments near the bus stop east of Carters Road and extending the kerb and gutter near the bus stop to improve drainage.”
“The NSW Government is providing an additional $110,000 to extend the right and left turning lanes on the western leg of the intersection to improve traffic flow on the highway,” the Roads and Maritime spokesperson said.
Work is scheduled to start on Sunday 1 May and be completed in eight weeks, weather permitting.
To reduce the impact to motorists most work will be carried out between 7pm and 5am Sunday to Thursday. Some work will also be carried out on weekdays between 7am and 5pm.
To ensure the safety of workers, motorists and other road users, a temporary 40 km/h speed limit will be in place during work and traffic controllers and signs will help direct motorists.
Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience while this work is carried out.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.
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