Work improve rider safety on Oxley Highway
8 May 2020
New guardrails and crash barriers will be installed along the Oxley Highway between Mount Seaview and Gingers Creek, under the NSW Government’s Safer Roads program.
Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey, said the $1.6 million improvement project would build upon safety measures at other locations.
“The work will involve installing an extra rail below the existing guardrail near Mount Seaview and is designed to stop bikers involved in an accident from sliding into a crash barrier’s steel posts.”
Mrs Pavey said more rails were expected to be installed at other locations along the Oxley Highway later this year.
“Other safety improvements will also be carried out to extend guardrail in some areas, along with improvements to signs,” Mrs Pavey said.
“The upcoming installation of the protection rail was initiated as a result of consultation with key motorcycle groups.”
Work is underway near Mount Seaview and is expected to be completed by 30 June 2021, weather permitting.
Work will be carried out from 6.30am to 3.30pm on weekdays, with traffic reduced to one lane during work hours.
Transport for NSW thanks motorists for their patience during this time.
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