Locals heard on King Creek road safety work

19 May 2021

Safer journeys along the Oxley Highway are on the way under plans to carry out $1.6 million in safety works at the King Creek Road intersection.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Government was continuing to invest in projects designed to save lives on our roads.

“Previous safety upgrades at the Oxley Highway and King Creek Road intersection include installing a right-turn bay and left-turn lane into King Creek Road, improving sight lines to the east of the intersection, and reducing the speed limit from 100 kilometres per hour to 80 kilometres per hour, to the west of King Creek Road,” Mr Toole said.

“The NSW Government is working hard to make NSW roads the safest in the world, and after meeting with King Creek residents last month, we know even more needs to be done to improve safety at this intersection.”

Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams said options being developed by Transport for NSW are designed to deliver short-term improvements and will get shovels in the ground sooner to improve safety at this intersection.

“The design being prepared will avoid the need to move major utilities or require any property acquisitions,” Mrs Williams said.

“This funding allows planning to start on a detailed design and we will continue to keep the community informed as the design progresses and a start date is known.”

Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said the NSW Government has allocated $1.6 million towards improvements to the intersection.

“Locals in and around Wauchope have been expressing their concerns to me about congestion and crashes at the King Creek Road intersection for some time now and we have listened,” Mrs Pavey said.

“Ensuring all road users complete their journeys safely is our top priority and we are pleased to announce today that work has already begun to design the safety improvements the community has asked for.”

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