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Stage Two Of Safety Work Starts On Princes Highway At Bendalong

Work will soon restart to improve road safety on the Princes Highway near the Bendalong Road turn-off.

Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey today announced stage two of the NSW Government funded project would commence in mid-May.

“This stage will involve widening the southbound road shoulder from the end of the overtaking lane to the Bendalong Road turn off, and extending the southbound overtaking lane length on the northern end.”

Minor changes will be made to the northbound road shoulder to improve safety and audio tactile line markings will be continued north to the Jerrawangala road curves.

Guardrail will also be altered along the northbound lane as part of this package of work to improve safety whilst merging.

The work is being funded under the NSW Government’s Safer Roads Program and it is expected to be completed by the end of June, weather permitting.

“Thousands of people travel on the Princes Highway each day, including locals, tourists and freight operators and they are thanked for their patience and support,” Mrs Pavey said.

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the directions of signs, traffic control and the reduced 80 km/h roadwork speed limit.

When this project is completed, the speed limit will be returned to 100 km/h. The community will be kept informed about work times.

Above: The Bendalong Turnoff heading south - Image Google Media Release

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