Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has advised local motorists that work has begun today on the first stage of safety improvements on the Illawarra Highway at Tullimbar.
Mr Ward said that Roads and Maritime Services will carry out work on the highway, which includes widening the road.
“The New South Wales Government has provided $1.2 million for the work to improve safety for motorists using the Illawarra Highway,” he said.
“This is a high-speed road with some users travelling long distances.
“Between 2011 and 2016, there were 39 crashes in this area, including one fatality and 13 causing serious injury.
“The work will be completed in stages, with the first stage to widen road shoulders near Yellow Rock Road.
“Further work to be done early next year will include extending guard rails, trimming vegetation to improve sight distance, and replacing road signs.
“Work will be carried out from Monday 10th December to Thursday 14th December, between 7am and 5pm, weather permitting.
“For the safety of workers and motorists a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h will be in place during work hours, and 60km/h at all other times.
“Traffic control will be in place and motorists are advised to allow additional travel time,” Mr Ward concluded.
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