Further safety improvements for Alstonville intersection
25 October 2018
Work will start on Monday 29 October to improve safety at the intersection of Ballina Road and the Bruxner Highway at Alstonville.
Nationals Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW Ben Franklin said the NSW Government is committed to making this intersection safer for the thousands of motorists who pass through it every day.
"Work was completed earlier this year to increase the length of the eastbound merging lane from Ballina Road onto the Bruxner Highway,” Mr Franklin said.
“To further improve safety at the intersection, the Bruxner Highway will be widened to provide greater separation for through traffic from motorists turning left into Ballina Road.
“As a high proportion of the serious crashes at this intersection have occurred in the afternoon, Roads and Maritime Services is also working closely with Ballina Shire Council and NSW Police to determine if a ban on motorists turning right out of Ballina Road on to the Bruxner Highway in the late afternoons should be trialled.
“Work on the intersection is expected to be completed before Christmas, weather permitting.
“Roads and Maritime will monitor the safety of the intersection and continue to examine options to further improve safety at this intersection, including longer term solutions.
We thank motorists for their patience while this important work is carried out and remind them to drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.”
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