Road safety construction begins at Black Hill, NSW

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Drivers are set to benefit from a $1.8 million investment from the NSW Government, which will improve road safety on the M1 Pacific Motorway at Black Hill.

The works will include shoulder widening, new line marking, and installing 1.5 kilometres of wire rope safety barrier. 680 metres of guard rail will also be installed as part of the safety improvements.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the improvements will greatly increase the safety of the road for drivers.

“In the past 12 months, we’ve completed upgrades from Kariong to Somersby and Tuggerah to Doyalson that are delivering improved traffic flow and safer journeys, and this is yet another investment in ensuring everyone who uses this road gets home safely,” Toole said.

“The M1 project will not only support 40 jobs during construction, but will improve safety for the more than 30,000 motorists using the motorway each day,” he said.

Safety improvements on the section, between John Renshaw Drive and the Black Hill Road overpass began 2 of May.

Motorists have been advised of possible impacts on travel times between the hours of 7pm and 5am from Sunday to Thursday.

Lane closures and speed limit reductions will also be in place around the construction, for the safety of motorists.

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