Road safety on John Renshaw Drive in the Cessnock region will soon be improved west of Avery’s Lane at Buchanan with work starting this week.
Mr MacDonald said the NSW Government allocated $1.17 million to improve safety for motorists and help reduce the risk of crashes on a curve 250 metres west of Avery’s Lane.
“In the five years to June 2014 there were six crashes between Avery’s Lane and 800 metres west, including four crashes which resulted in injury,” Mr MacDonald said.
“This project will improve safety with roadside and median safety barriers installed to prevent vehicles crossing onto the wrong side of the road or veering off the road.
“Work also includes road widening, a wider painted median and improvements to the road surface.”
Upgrade work will start on Monday 8 May and be carried out on weekdays between 7am and 5pm until the end of June, weather permitting.
Some night work will take place later this month between 7pm and 6am from Sunday to Thursday.
For the safety of all road users, changed traffic conditions will be in place during the work including lane closures and a reduced speed limit.
Motorists are reminded to follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs.
Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience while work is carried out.
For the latest traffic information visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.
Scot MacDonald | 0408 450 032