Oxley Highway safety screen installation starts at Port Macquarie
Improved safety is on the way for motorists with work starting on the installation of screens on the Oxley Highway bridges across John Oxley Drive.
Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams said the NSW Government is funding the work to reduce the risk of rock throwing.
“Throwing objects onto a highway where vehicles are travelling at speed is illegal, extremely dangerous and can easily result in tragedy, Mrs Williams said.
“It’s hoped the installation of safety screens will discourage people from being thoughtless and improve safety for motorists travelling below the Oxley Highway.
“The installation is being done in stages to reduce the impact to the community, with work on the westbound side carried out in the morning and eastbound in the afternoon.”
Mrs Williams said vegetation will also be trimmed to improve access to the pedestrian footpath on John Oxley Drive and graffiti will be removed on and around the bridges.
Work is scheduled between 7am and 6pm Monday to Thursdays and motorists are advised temporary lane closures and a reduced 60km/h speed limit will be in place.
Roads and Maritime Services thanks the community for its patience while work takes place, which is expected to be completed by the end of June, weather permitting.