$1 million safety work to start this month at Golden Highway intersection with Durraween Lane
4 May 2018
Roads and Maritime Services will start work in mid-May on a safety upgrade of a key Golden Highway intersection at Durraween Lane, east of Dubbo, to improve safety and efficiency for all road users.
Member for Dubbo Troy Grant said the NSW Government has provided $1 million for the project as part of the package of upgrades along the Golden Highway which have been identified to improve conditions particularly for drivers of freight vehicles.
“This is a busy location with a high crash rate and about 2000 vehicles passing through this intersection each day,” Mr Grant said.
“Work will involve firstly widening and replacing the drainage beneath the road surface before all approaches, including the shoulders, to the intersection are widened.
“A new right turn lane will be built to improve safety for motorists turning right from the highway on to Durraween Lane.
“New westbound acceleration lanes will also be provided to improve safety for all road users before the approaches and the intersection are resurfaced.
“Work will be carried out on weekdays between 7am and 6pm and from 7am to 4pm on Saturdays, if required and weather permitting.
“Changed traffic conditions will be in place during work including single lane closures closest to where work is taking place for the safety of workers and motorists.
“Motorists should plan their trip, allow extra travel time and follow the direction of traffic control and all signs, including reduced speed limits.
“Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience during this upgrade work.”
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