Safety to be improved on Durras Road and Princes Highway intersection

14 August 2015

Plans are being finalised to upgrade the intersection of the Princes Highway and Durras Road junction at Benandarah to improve safety.

Member for Bega Andrew Constance today announced the NSW Government had allocated $1.7 million to improve the intersection, including $100,000 this financial year to develop the concept design.

“Roads and Maritime has completed preliminary planning work to provide a left turn deceleration lane for southbound motorists to safely slow down before turning left into Durras Road,” Mr Constance said.

“This will help motorists leaving Durras Road and entering the Princes Highway by improving sight distance and providing a clear distinction between southbound through traffic and turning traffic.

“I acknowledge Trevor Daly and the Durras Progress Association in their pursuit of this matter, and I trust that the Durras community will be pleased with the outcomes.

“Durras Road remains the main access route into South Durras, a coastal village where the population increases significantly in summer.”

Planning work has been carried out in the past 12 months and work is expected to start by July next year and be completed in September, weather permitting.

Mr Constance said work remaining before building starts next year includes ground investigations, utility investigations, environmental assessment and detailed design.

View the original media release.

Media: Andrew Constance – 0400 943 597

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