Roads and Maritime Services will start work next week to improve safety for motorists on Main Road and Macquarie Street at Morisset.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC said the NSW Government has allocated $650,000 to improve safety for motorists between Campview Road and Marconi Road by installing 400 metres of safety barrier, widening the shoulder and providing a painted median on Main Road and Macquarie Street.
“This work will help prevent vehicles from veering off the road and reduce the risk of vehicles crossing over the wrong side of the road,” Mr MacDonald said.
“In the five years to June 2014 there were seven crashes at this location, including two crashes where a car veered off the road on the curve and two head-on crashes. All these crashes resulted in injury.”
Work is scheduled to start on Sunday 21 May and is expected to be completed in ten weeks, weather permitting.
To minimise the distruption to motorists, work will be carried out at night between 7pm and 5am from Sunday to Thursday. Some work may need to be carried out between 9.30am and 2.30pm during the week and between 8am and 1pm on Saturday.
To ensure the safety of workers and motorists, temporary lane closures, a reduced 40 km/h speed limit, traffic control and signs will be in place while work is carried out.
Motorists are advised to follow the direction of traffic control, signs and keep to the reduced speed limits.
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