NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead has announced that work has started to improve safety on the Pacific Highway at Wang Wauk Gap.

Mr Bromhead said the NSW Nationals in Government had invested $900,000 this financial year as part of the Safer Roads Program to improve safety for the almost 20,000 motorists who travel along this section of the highway each day.

“Work is now under way to improve road safety in Myall Lakes along the section of highway at Wang Wauk Gap, Coolongolook,” Mr Bromhead said.

“The upgrade is part of the NSW Nationals in Government’s $182 million this financial year to make our roads safer.”

Work will involve replacing the existing barrier with a new 250-metre long concrete barrier in the median, to help prevent vehicles from crossing to the wrong side of the road.

The project will also involve drainage improvements along this section of the highway.

Work will be carried out between 7am and 5pm on weekdays and is expected to be complete by the end of June, weather permitting.

For the safety of motorists and workers, traffic control and a reduced speed limit of 60km/h will be in place during work hours.

Outside work hours, a reduced speed limit of 80km/h will remain in place for the duration of the project.