The intersection project at Failford Road on the Pacific Highway will receive and additional $1.5 million for a safety boost.
Extra funding comes as part of the NSW Government’s economic stimulus package, which has allowed Transport for NSW to bring forward and deliver extra projects, as well as its planned program of works.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the additional $1.5 million has allowed government to build upon the safety improvement works already underway, with an acceleration lane for vehicles turning left out of Failford Road.
“This is a big win for the local community, doubling our investment in improving safety at this key intersection and injecting additional funds into the local community that will support jobs and local businesses,” Mr. Toole said.
Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead strongly advocated for the extra safety measures and welcomed the additional funding, which would supplement the $1.6 million intersection project currently in progress.
“We are continuing to invest in projects that deliver safer journeys on roads which provide key connections into local communities,” Mr. Bromhead said.
Works have already started to extend and separate the left turn deceleration lane into Failford Road from the Pacific Highway. Crews are also installing a raised concrete median on Failford Road to provide a separation between motorists travelling opposite directions.
“Failford Road is also being resurfaced with line marking carried out to provide dedicated turning lanes out of Failford Road and the stop line will be moved forward to improve sight distance for motorists exiting,” Mr. Bromhead said.
Additional street lighting will be installed at the intersection to improve visibility and vehicle activated signs will be implemented to warn southbound motorists on the Pacific Highway of the intersection. A cycleway is also being constructed to improve safety for cyclists at the intersection.
Work on the intersection will be carried out by Transport for NSW and is expected to be completed by October, weather permitting.
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