Morisset Lions Club honoured for its service at the Beresfield Driver Reviver

22 SEPTEMBER 2017

Roads and Maritime Services recognises 23 years of community service by the Morisset Lions Club at the Beresfield Driver Reviver, which will finish operating on  Monday 1 January 2018.

A Roads and Maritime spokesperson said the driver reviver will close to allow work to start on the M1 Pacific Motorway upgrade at the intersection of Weakleys Drive and John Renshaw Drive.

“Since the major intersection upgrade was announced in 2015, Roads and Maritime has worked closely with the Morisset Lions Club to plan its final year of operation,” the spokesperson said.

“The Morisset Lions Club has operated the Beresfield Driver Reviver since 1994, with its dedicated volunteers providing up to 15,000 cups of tea and coffee each holiday peak.”

Roads and Maritime will continue to support the operation during the September and October holidays as well as Christmas until the final day of operation on Monday 1 January 2018.

“The Morisset Lions Club and Roads and Maritime are working to ensure the community is made aware of alternative options to take a break,” the spokesperson said.

“There are a number of alternate rest and service areas, with the nearest being less than 500 metres away on Weakleys Drive or John Renshaw Drive.

“Roads and Maritime extends its sincere thanks to the Morisset Lions Club for 23 years of community service and appreciates their longstanding contribution to road safety in the region.

“This December Roads and Maritime will formally acknowledge the Morisset Lions Club volunteers at an event recognising their many years of service.”

Work at the intersection of Weakleys Drive and John Renshaw Drive involves replacing the existing roundabout with traffic lights to improve traffic flow, travel times and safety for motorists.

“The project is one of three in the $391.6 million M1 Upgrades package, jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments for a better and more reliable M1.”

For further information visit on the M1 Upgrades, visit M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrades.

Media: ROADS AND MARITIME SERVICES MEDIA UNIT 9462 6299  media@rms.nsw.gov.au  facebook.com/NSWRoads

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