Road safety improvements start on Central Coast Highway at East Gosford
26 MAY 2016
Work to improve road safety will start next Monday 30 May on the Central Coast Highway and Brougham Street at East Gosford.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the Australian Government has provided $450,000 through the Federal Black Spot Programme to improve safety for all road users and reduce the risk of crashes.
“In the five years to June 2013 there were 18 crashes on this 200 metre section of highway west of Brougham Street, eight of which resulted in injury,” the spokesperson said.
“Roads and Maritime will be carrying out safety improvement work at this location which involves installing kerbside and median concrete safety barriers.
“These barriers help reduce the risk and severity of crashes by helping to prevent vehicles from drifting into oncoming traffic and colliding with roadside objects.”
The work is expected to take four weeks to complete and will be carried out Sunday to Thursday between 7pm and 5am to reduce the impact to motorists. Some work will also be carried out between 7am and 5pm, excluding Sundays.
Roads and Maritime will advise the community if any work is required outside these dates and times due to wet weather.
Lane closures and a reduced 40 km/h reduced speed limit will be in place to ensure the safety of workers and road users. Signs and traffic control will be in place to guide 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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