SLOW DOWN AND WATCH OUT AS WORK RAMPS UP ON THE BRUXNER HIGHWAY
Motorists are urged to slow down and exercise caution on the Bruxner Highway as work progresses to deliver major road improvements in the Lismore area.
Member for Lismore Thomas George said the NSW Government was investing $4.4 million on a package of work to improve safety and reduce ongoing future maintenance at a number of locations along the Bruxner Highway.
“Pavement work started in February to rebuild a 1.4 kilometre section of the highway at South Gundurimba and has restarted after the Easter long weekend break,” Mr George said.
“This project, which Lismore City Council is delivering on behalf of Roads and Maritime Services, is progressing well and will be completed in about six weeks, weather permitting.
“In recent weeks there have been a number of incidents at this worksite due to drivers travelling too fast.
“Roads and Maritime appreciates the patience of motorists who are being impacted while this important work is delivered, particularly during peak periods when queues are longer.
“However, for the safety of motorists and workers, it is vitally important for motorists to slow down, follow the directions of traffic controllers and exercise caution.”
Mr George said with work set to begin on other projects on the Bruxner Highway there is an even greater need for vigilance from motorists.
“Work will start on Wednesday night to install below ground drainage immediately south of Three Chain Road.”
“This work, which is being carried out in preparation for rebuilding this section of road in coming months, will be carried out at night to reduce traffic impacts and will take about four weeks to complete, weather permitting.
“Work will also be carried out to repair expansion joints on Hollingworth Creek Bridge on Tuesday 10 April from 8pm to midnight.
“Once the South Gundurimba project is completed work will start to rebuild a 700 metre section of the Bruxner Highway at McKees Hill, about 15 kilometres west of Lismore.
“A number of projects have already been completed on the Bruxner Highway in Lismore this year, including resealing across Ballina Street Bridge, and resurfacing from Dibbs Street to Brewster Street and from the Elliott Road roundabout to Hollingworth Creek Bridge.
“Again, motorists are thanked for their patience while this important work is carried out and reminded to take care when driving through roadworks.”
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