Tuesday, 10 April 2018
HUME HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS ON THE WAY AT MARULAN
Guardrail is being installed along the Hume Highway at Marulan east of Munro Road to reduce the risk of vehicles crashing into trees beside the road.
Member for Goulburn, Pru Goward said the NSW Government is providing $66,744 for the work under its Safer Roads Program.
In the five years to the start of July 2015, there were three crashes recorded on the Hume Highway east of Munro Road.
Seven people were injured in the three crashes on this stretch of road, one of which was a fatality.
“In a bid to reduce road trauma, the existing guardrail will be extended and some vegetation will be removed from Monday 9 to Saturday 21 April,” Ms Goward said.
Work will be carried out between 7am and 5pm, weather permitting and motorists are encouraged to plan their journeys as well as allow extra travel time.
“Traffic changes including a reduced speed limit of 40 km/h and slow/stop conditions will be in place during work hours to ensure the installation is carried out as safely and efficiently as possible,” Ms Goward said.
“Work will be a case of short-term pain for long-term gain and motorists are thanked in advance for their patience.”