Night work on the Pacific Highway at McGraths Creek

14 June 2012

Work will start next Monday to install more wire rope barriers on the Pacific Highway between McGrath Creek and Hungry Head Road.

A Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) spokesperson said this work was good news for motorists travelling the Pacific Highway as it extends the existing wire rope barriers already installed at Valla.

“The wire rope barriers were identified as one of the solutions to improve road safety along the stretch of highway,” the spokesperson said. 

“Wire rope barriers are installed to prevent head-on crashes. Research has shown wire rope barriers result in 50 per cent fewer casualties than concrete barriers when struck during a crash.

 “The $500,000 safety work is part of the NSW Road Toll Response Package and is scheduled to be completed by 30 June, weather permitting.

“The work between McGrath Creek and Hungry Head Road is an important part of improvements to increase the safety of motorists on the existing highway while the larger upgrade projects are being designed and built.” 

Work which will be carried out from Monday night on weekdays between 6pm and 7am, weather permitting.

Motorists may experience delays. Traffic controllers and a 40km/h speed limit will be in place.

Every effort will be made to minimise the impact of noise on local residents and businesses.

Motorists are advised to plan their journey, allow extra travel time and obey all signs.

For more information contact the Transport Management Centre on 132 701 or visit

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