Stimulus drives safer outcomes for Pacific Highway intersection

6 May 2020

The Pacific Highway and Failford Road intersection project will receive an additional $1.5 million safety boost as part of the NSW Government’s economic stimulus package.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said stimulus funding from the $2.3 billion NSW Government COVID-19 package announced in March had allowed Transport for NSW to bring forward and deliver projects in addition to its planned program of work.

“The additional $1.5 million has allowed us to build upon the safety improvement works already under way on the Pacific Highway and Failford Road intersection with an acceleration lane for vehicles turning left out of Failford Road,” Mr Toole said.

“This is a big win for the local community, doubling our investment in improving safety at this key intersection and injecting additional funds into the local community that will support jobs and local businesses.”

Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead strongly advocated for the extra safety measures and welcomed the additional funding, which would supplement the $1.6 million intersection project currently in progress.

“We are continuing to invest in projects that deliver safer journeys on roads which provide key connections into local communities,” Mr Bromhead said.

“Work has already commenced to extend and separate the left turn deceleration lane into Failford Road from the Pacific Highway and install a raised concrete median on Failford Road to provide a separation between motorists travelling in opposite directions.

“Failford Road is also being resurfaced with line marking carried out to provide dedicated turning lanes out of Failford Road and the stop line will be moved forward to improve sight distance for motorists exiting.”

Additional street lighting will be installed at the intersection to improve visibility at night and vehicle activated signs will be installed to warn southbound motorists travelling along the Pacific Highway of traffic at the intersection. A cycleway will also be provided to improve safety for cyclists travelling across the intersection.

Work on the intersection will be carried out by Transport for NSW between 7am and 5pm on weekdays and is expected to be completed by October, weather permitting.

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