Busy Picton Road intersection to get safety upgrade

19 September 2017

Safety will soon be improved for motorists with essential safety upgrade work starting next week on Picton Road at the Menangle Road intersection.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the Australian Government has allocated $490,000 to upgrade the intersection under the Black Spot Programme which aims to reduce the risk of crashes occurring.

“Work involves widening the westbound shoulder on Picton Road and building a dedicated right turn lane into Menangle Road to reduce the risk of rear-end crashes,” the spokesperson said.

“Work will also be carried out on Menangle Road to build a concrete median and move the existing hold line forward to improve sight distance for motorists turning onto Picton Road.

“Street lighting will also be installed at the intersection at a later stage to provide greater visibility for motorists at night.”

Work will be carried out on weekdays between Monday 25 September and Friday 20 October from 7am to 4.30pm, excluding public holidays and weather permitting.

“Motorists should plan their trip and allow extra travel time as there will be lane closures in place while work is carried out,” the spokesperson said.

Traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h will also be in place for the safety of workers and motorists.

Lane closures will be in place on Picton Road and motorists are advised to follow the direction of signs and traffic control.

The community and motorists are thanked for their patience while work is carried out.

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