Hume Highway safety improvements on the way at Goulburn
4 April 2018
Work has today started to install guardrail along the Hume Highway on the approach to Run’O’Waters Creek Bridge to reduce the risk of vehicles veering off the road.
A Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said the NSW Government is providing $80,000 for the work under its Safer Roads Program.
“In the five years to the start of July 2015 there were three crashes recorded on the highway northbound near the Run’O’Waters Creek Bridge,” the spokesperson said.
“Four people were injured in the three crashes on this stretch of road, one of which was a fatality.
“In a bid to reduce road trauma, new guardrail will be installed to close the gaps in the existing fence from Wednesday 4 to Saturday 21 April.”
Work will be carried out between 7am and 5pm, weather permitting and motorists are encouraged to plan their journeys as well as allow extra travel time.
“Traffic changes including a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h and slow/stop conditions will be in place during work hours to ensure the installation is carried out as safely and efficiently as possible.
“Work will be a case of short term pain for long term gain and motorists are thanked in advance for their patience.”