Work begins on improving Alpine Way to save lives on country roads

26 February 2019

Motorists using Alpine Way will benefit from the Saving Lives on Country Roads program with improvements at Crackenback to start this month.

The Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the NSW Government program provided $620,000 for the work to reduce crashes and improve driving conditions.

“The Saving Lives on Country Roads Program aims to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on the state’s roads by addressing high risk curves and installing safety features to prevent driver fatigue and lane departure crashes,” Mr Barilaro said.

“The improvement work includes installing 500 metres of safety barrier, widening the road shoulders and resealing the road surface.

“Work will also involve widening the centre line to allow more room between vehicles.”

Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions during work hours on Alpine Way, 1.1 kilometres west of Kosciuszko Road at Crackenback.

Work will be carried out between 7am and 6pm on weekdays from Wednesday 27 February to Friday 1 March. Work will restart on Monday 18 March and continue to Friday 5 April, weather permitting.

Motorists are advised to check electronic message boards for changes to the work program.

Temporary lane closures, stop/slow traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h will be in place during work hours to ensure the safety of motorists and workers. 

Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions, and follow the direction of signs and traffic control.

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