Improved safety at the Grand Parade Sutherland
Monday, 2 September 2013
Work starts to improve safety on the Grand Parade at Sutherland
Motorists are soon to benefit from a safer journey on The Grand Parade and Linden Street at Sutherland with work to improve safety at the intersection starting today.
Member for Menai, Melanie Gibbons MP said the Australian Government provided $370,000 from the Federal Black Spot Program for the upgrade to reduce the risk and severity of crashes and improve pedestrian safety.
“In the five years to June 2011 there were 30 crashes within 50 metres of the traffic lights on the Grand Parade and onto Linden Street, including 14 crashes in wet weather.
“Some crashes occurred when vehicles crossed the medians of The Grand Parade and Linden Street near the intersection and hit other vehicles head on.
“To address the risk of crashes, median barriers will be installed on The Grand Parade and Linden Street and a high friction road surface on the northbound lanes.
“The high friction surface aims to provide better grip and reduce skidding.
“The median barriers aim to reduce the risk of head on crashes and ensure vehicles stay within designated lanes.
“Roads and Maritime Services will carry out work at night for six weeks from Monday 2 September from 8pm to 5am, weather permitting.
“Every effort will be made to minimise noise and disruption to residents and motorists.
“Motorists are reminded to obey all signs including reduced speed limits,” Ms Gibbons said.
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MEDIA: Natalie Peterson 02 9825 3653
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