Road improvement works start at Toronto
12th June 2017
Roads and Maritime Services will start work this week to improve safety for motorists on Mount Waring Road at Toronto.
Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper said the NSW Government had allocated $400,000 to improve safety for motorists on the curve south of Jindalee Street.
“In the five years to September 2016 there were 12 crashes at this location, including one head-on crash and 10 crashes where a vehicle lost control on the curve. Three of these crashes resulted in injury,” Mr Piper said.
“Work will involve replacing the existing median with a new double sided concrete safety barrier and providing additional stormwater drainage in the parkland on the northbound curve and next to the median to minimise water pooling in northbound lanes.
“Work will also involve installing a vehicle-activated sign to warn southbound motorists of the curve.”
Mr Piper said these improvements will help prevent vehicles from crossing over to the wrong side of the road and reduce the risk of vehicles veering off the road during wet weather.
Work will be carried out weekdays between 7pm and 4.30am from Tuesday June 13 and is expected to be completed in three weeks, weather permitting.
To ensure the safety of workers and motorists, temporary lane closures, a reduced 40 km/h speed limit, traffic control and signs will be in place while work is carried out.
Motorists are advised to follow the direction of traffic control and signs and keep to the reduced speed limits.
Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience while work is carried out.
For the latest traffic information, visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.