Safety works to commence on Illawarra Highway at Robertson, Burrawang

Residents are about to experience safer journeys on the Illawarra Highway at Robertson and Burrawang.

Member for Goulburn, Pru Goward today announced the NSW Government has provided $610,000 for a package of work to reduce the incidence and severity of crashes at these locations.

“A large chunk of the funding will be spent widening the road shoulders and installing guard rail near Wilsons Road at Burrawang,” Ms Goward said.

“In the five years to July 2015 there were 11 crashes at this location, which resulted in six people being injured, with the majority a result of vehicles veering off the road.

“The widened shoulders and guard rail will help to protect vehicles from hazards such as trees and help to keep them on the highway.”

Ms Goward also said $130,000 of the funding will be spent improving the Illawarra Highway near Tourist Road at Robertson, one of the main links between the Southern Highlands and southern suburbs of the Illawarra.

“In the five years to July 2015 there were four crashes at this location, in which five people were injured,” Ms Goward said.

Two vehicle activated signs will be installed at this location, the road shoulders will be widened and a widened painted median will be installed.

The signs will help to reduce the risk of head on crashes and vehicles veering off the road by warning motorists to slow down.

This work is planned for later this month and the community will be kept informed when work dates are confirmed.

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