Work about to start to keep major Wilton intersection lit up
17 May 2018
It’s an aspect of road safety not often thought about, but this $1.2 million NSW Government funded work puts it right in the spotlight.
Roads and Maritime Services has contracted DM Roads to replace and upgrade about 40 street lights at the intersection of Picton Road and the Hume Highway at Wilton.
A Roads and Maritime spokesperson today said street lights are an important part of road safety as they help to guide motorists.
“Not only will this project ensure the ongoing safety of motorists using this major interchange, but it will help reduce faults, power use and maintenance costs,” the spokesperson said.
“As part of this project, the street lights will be upgraded to LED lights which are designed to last longer, making them more sustainable.
“This $1.2 million project will also improve the reliability of the street lights as it will create a system which can be maintained remotely.
“DM Roads will carry out this work on behalf of Roads and Maritime on weekdays from Monday 21 May from 10am to 3pm, weather permitting.”
Temporary changed traffic conditions will be in place when required and may involve the closure of one lane and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h to ensure the safety of workers and motorists.
“Night work may also be carried out at times to ensure this work is completed safely with as minimal disruptions road users as possible,” the spokesperson added.
“Work is expected to be completed by late July.”
Roads and Maritime thanks motorists for their patience while this work is carried out.