Safer journeys ahead on Pacific Highway at Twelve Mile Creek

29 January 2021

Motorists on the Pacific Highway will soon be enjoying safer travel through Twelve Mile Creek with improvements starting next week at the intersection of The Bucketts Way.

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Infrastructure Chris Gulaptis said the NSW Government is investing $1.4 million through the Safer Roads Program, with work to start on Monday, 1 February to improve safety and reduce the risk of crashes at this intersection.

"More than 21,000 motorists travel along this section of the Pacific Highway each day and these improvements will not only improve safety for them, but also provide up to 50 local jobs and help support local businesses and communities," Mr Gulaptis said.

"Transport for NSW will carry out the work, which includes improving sight distance before the intersection by widening the highway to separate the left turn lane into The Bucketts Way.

"The project will also include installing a concrete median island and improving line marking to separate the right and left turn lanes onto the highway.

"The team will also carry out road resurfacing and shoulder widening, and a painted cycle lane will be provided across the intersection on the Pacific Highway."

Work will be carried out between 7am and 5pm from Monday to Friday, and is expected to be completed in 12 weeks, weather permitting. On occasions, night work will be carried out between 7pm and 5am, weather permitting.

Lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 40km/h will be in place at times during work hours. The speed limit will be reduced to 80km/h outside work hours along the Pacific Highway and between 40km/hr and 60km/h on The Bucketts Way.

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.

For the latest traffic updates download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit the Live Traffic NSW website or call 132 701.

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