Stimulus drives safety upgrades in Warilla
18 June 2021
Safety upgrades for the intersection of Shellharbour Road and Lake Entrance Road will be fast-tracked as part of the Federal and State Governments’ economic stimulus package to help the State recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senator for New South Wales Concetta Fierravanti-Wells said the $162,000 project is a part of the Federal Stimulus Road Safety program and is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments.
“In total, the Australian Government has committed up to $300 million and the NSW Government a further $108.2 million to fund upgrades across the state as part of the first stage of the program,” Sen Fierravanti-Wells said.
NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads and Infrastructure Chris Gulaptis said the upgrades would improve safety for road users and reduce crashes.
“There have been 16 crashes at this intersection in the last five years, so installing larger more visible traffic lights in the southbound direction, clearer signage and a fully controlled right turn will be crucial for making this stretch of road safer for everyone.”
Work on the intersection will start on Monday 21 June 2021 and should take a week to complete, weather permitting.
Work will be carried out at night between 8pm and 5am. There will be no work on Friday or Saturday night.
Lane closures and 40 km/h speed restrictions will be in place.
Transport users are advised to drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.