Safety Upgrade Proposed For Princes Highway And Centenary Drive Intersection At Narooma

Roads and Maritime Services is proposing a safety upgrade at the intersection of the Princes Highway and Centenary Drive at Narooma for the new financial year.

A Roads and Maritime spokesperson said a proposal to ban right and left turns from the Princes Highway by extending the guardrail across one lane of Centenary Drive is designed to improve safety for road users and reduce the likelihood of crashes at the intersection.

“In the five years to October 2016, there were 11 crashes at this intersection resulting in three serious injuries and seven casualties,” the spokesperson said.

“Limited sight distance at this location increases the risk associated with making a safe turn at the intersection and was assessed as one of the contributing factors in a number of the crashes.”

The spokesperson said the extension of the guardrail aims to reduce the risk of head on collisions and runoff road crashes.

“Left turn only will be permitted from Centenary Drive southbound onto the Princes Highway,” the spokesperson said.

“Motorists wishing to access Centenary Drive will be able to turn right at Dalmeny Drive, which is around one kilometre north and has a dedicated right turn lane.

“Work at this intersection would also involve the installation of new signage and new double line marking would also be carried through at this location.”

Roads and Maritime is requesting feedback on the proposed changes by Monday 8 July and will continue to consult with the community as the planning process proceeds.

For more information or to leave feedback on the proposal email Southern.Projects@rms.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 4221 2728.

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