By Bev Jordan
Three unsafe stretches of road in Hawkesbury will receive upgrades as part of a more than $200,000 funding package being rolled out across NSW.
The Hawkesbury projects funded under one of the Road Safety Program are:
• Bells Line of Road, North Richmond shoulder widening, curve alignment markers and wide centreline treatment;
• Bells Line of Road, Kurrajong Heights, at approximately 400- 500m west of Stone Terrace, installation of Vehicle Activated Signs; and
• Macquarie Street, Ross Street and Kable Street intersection, Windsor, proposed upgrade to signalised pedestrian crossing and traffic control signals
State Member for Hawkesbury, Robyn Preston said both governments were doing everything possible to get Hawkesbury residents home sooner and safer.
“Upgrading sections of Bells Line of Road and improving the intersection of Macquarie Street, Ross Street and Kable Street will help our local community travel home safely. I am particularly excited that the intersection of Macquarie, Ross and Kable Streets, Windsor. will have signalised pedestrian crossing upgrades.
“It’s a busy intersection and pedestrians often struggle to cross Macquarie Street in time. Changes to these traffic signals will especially benefit our senior citizens and those with mobility issues who will be given more time to cross the street, ensuring a safer experience,” she said.