Have a say next stage Bells Line of Road

21 July 2014

Have a say on next stage of $48 million Bells Line of Road safety upgrade

Community members are invited to have a say by Wednesday 30 July on the next stage of the $48 million NSW Government funded Bells Line of Road corridor improvement program west of Kurrajong Heights.

In 2012, 72 crashes occurred on the road between the North Richmond Bridge and the Darling Causeway intersection at Bell including one fatal crash and 27 injury crashes.

“Roads and Maritime Services is working to significantly improve safety and traffic flow on Bells Line of Road, with work progressing well to build a one kilometre eastbound overtaking lane west of Kurrajong Heights and feedback invited to the next stage,” a Roads and Maritime Services spokesperson said.

“The Bells Line of Road improvement program is the most significant investment on this strategic corridor in a generation and aims to benefit residents and visitors alike travelling between the Sydney metropolitan area and the central west of NSW.

“Community members can have a say on the proposal to widen a 1.1kilometre section of the Bells Line of Road located four kilometres west of Kurrajong Heights to create a new overtaking lane.

“The work aims to improve traffic flow, reduce delays and reduce the risk of crashes.

“Seven overtaking lanes and a series of other safety improvements are proposed to be built between Kurrajong Heights and Bell during the next four years to improve safety and reduce congestion.

”Work under way to build the lane between Patterson Ridge Fire Trail and Glenara Road at Kurrajong Heights is expected to be completed by October this year.

“Other projects in the $48 million NSW Government funded program will continue to be developed, including rebuilding key sections of road and investigations for future longer term upgrades.

“Written feedback is invited by Wednesday 30 July to 'The Project Manager', Bells Line of Road Corridor Improvement Strategy, Locked Bag 6501, St Leonards, NSW, 2065, call 1800 332 660 or by email to enquiries_nsw@downermouchel.com.

“Residents will be advised in advance of work hours in advance which could include vegetation removal, adjustments to utilities, sign installation and line marking,” spokesperson said

For more information on the Bells Line of Road corridor improvement program visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au

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