Illawarra Newsroom

Safety improvements on the way for Wollongong intersection

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Transport for NSW advises that new signs, kerb-ramps and traffic light upgrades will be carried out at the intersection of Flinders Street/ Princes Highway and Gipps Street in Wollongong, to improve safety for all road users.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the NSW Government has provided $590,000 for the important upgrade through its Safer Roads Program.

“This important work is one of many projects being delivered through the Safer Roads Program and will help ensure all road users reach their intended destination safely,” the spokesperson said.

“This work, at an intersection with a poor crash history, will help support up to 20 jobs over the life of the project.”

The intersection has been identified for this important work following 19 reported crashes in the five years to 30 June, 2019. Seven of these crashes resulted in serious injury.

Work will involve the replacement of existing kerb-ramps, upgrading traffic light posts and increasing sign visibility, and be carried out from 17 October for about nine weeks, weather permitting.

Changed traffic conditions including traffic control and a reduced speed limit will be in place for the safety of road users and workers.

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