Better safety for Sir Bertram Stevens Drive in Royal National Park
19 April 2021
Member for Heathcote Lee Evans is advising Sir Bertram Stevens Drive in the Royal National Park will be safer for all road users, with the installation of audio tactile centre lines – commonly known as rumble strips.
Lee Evans said the upgrade starting later this month is part of is part of the Australian and NSW governments’ $400 million road safety funding boost.
“The investment by the Australian and NSW governments will deliver hundreds of road safety projects across the state, designed to save lives and reduce road trauma,” Mr Evans said.
“The upgrade to Sir Bertram Stevens Drive is happening between Lady Carrington Drive and the intersection of McKell Avenue and Lady Wakehurst Drive.
“Rumble strips are designed to alert motorists when they are veering out of their lane into oncoming traffic by generating a loud rumbling sound and vibrations when a vehicle tyre comes into contact with it.
“Once installed, the rumble strips will provide a safer road environment and reduce the likelihood of future crashes along this stretch of road.”
Work to install the rumble strips will be carried out over seven shifts between 8pm and 5am Sunday to Thursday from Thursday 22 April to Monday 10 May, weather permitting.
There will be some traffic changes as this work is carried out.
Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions, and follow the direction of signs and traffic control.
For the latest traffic updates, you can call 132 701, visit livetraffic.com or download the Live Traffic NSW App.
For more information on the Australian Government’s road safety initiatives, visit Office of Road Safety.