• Hannah Phillips

Barriers Installed on Hume Highway

Safety barriers will be installed along the Hume Highway by Roads and Maritime Services in the south west of NSW this month.

Daryl Maguire, Member for Wagga Wagga said the NSW Government is providing $800,000 for the work which involves installing wire rope safety barrier along a one kilometre stretch of the median strip around Deltroit Road, Mount Adrah.

“In the five-year period at the work area at Mount Adrah between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2016, there were 9 crashes resulting in 10 injuries.”

“This work will help improve safety for motorists along this stretch of highway by reducing the likelihood and severity of crashes,” Mr Maguire said.

Work will be carried out from Tuesday January 30 and is expected to be completed by Wednesday February 28.

The work hours will be between 7am and 6pm weekdays and 8am to 1pm Saturdays.

“There will be some temporary traffic changes to make sure the work zone is safe, including lane closures and variable speed limits during work hours,” Mr Maguire said.

“Motorists should allow extra travel time and follow the directions of traffic controllers and signs.

“Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience during this important road safety improvement work.”

For the latest traffic information, visit livetraffic.com, download Live Traffic App or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.