Motorists will soon see work being carried out on the Pacific Highway between Houston Mitchell Drive and Burrawan Forest Road, around eight kilometres south of the Oxley Highway intersection, to upgrade the road surface and improve safety.
Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams said, “This $4.5 million project is funded by the NSW Government and will improve a 2.25km section of the northbound road.
“Roads and Maritime Services will carry out work from next Tuesday 28th January until mid April between 7am and 8pm on weekdays, weather permitting.
“The existing road surface has cracked and been water damaged, creating a rough surface for motorists. The work will include replacing the existing road surface and installing drainage.
“Northbound traffic will be diverted to the southbound carriageway during the day to provide two-way traffic between two nominated crossover points. Traffic will be switched back to normal with reduced speed limits at night,” Mrs Williams said.
“Three existing intersections will be temporarily changed to two-way traffic on the southbound carriageway at Burrawan Forest Road, Ryans Road and Houston Mitchell Drive.
“The work will also require the temporary closure of the Sapling Creek rest area for about 12 weeks from 28 January.
“Alternative rest areas south of Sapling Creek include Four Mile Hill rest area which is three kilometres north of Taree, Ghinni Ghinni Creek which is eight kilometres north of Taree, Mooreland South which is 29km north of Taree and Burrawan rest area which is 62km north of Taree,” Mrs Williams said.
“Alterative rest areas north of Sapling Creek rest area include Port Macquarie Service Centre which is 74km north of Taree, Telegraph Point which is 84km north of Taree and Bloodwood rest area which is 100km north of Taree.
“Roads and Maritime will provide two additional toilet facilities at the Burrawan and Bloodwood rest areas and thanks residents for their patience while this work is carried out.
“This project is part of Roads and Maritime’s commitment to deliver safe, efficient and high quality services and infrastructure to the community and businesses of NSW,” Mrs Williams said.
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Posted on 23 Thu, January, 2014
by Leslie Williams