SAFER and smoother journeys are on the way for motorists using the Summerland Way between Kyogle and Dairy Flat, with improvement work about to start on a 1.1- kilometre section of road.
State Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin said the NSW Government was providing $1.05 million in funding for the upgrade work through its Saving Lives on Country Roads Program.
“We’re investing in road safety upgrades to improve journeys, reduce the risk of crashes and most importantly, save lives,” Ms Saffin said.
“The safety of motorists is our top priority, which is why we are committed to improving our road network.”
Ms Saffin said Transport for NSW would carry out the project, which involves improving the road formation along a section of Summerland Way about three kilometres south of Dairy Flat.
“Work will also include widening and sealing the road shoulder and the installation of safety barriers,” Ms Saffin said.
To reduce impact on the area, an existing stockpile about three kilometres from the work site near the intersection with Hilderbrands Road at Dairy Flat will be used.
Construction is scheduled to start on Monday 29 January and expected to be completed in six weeks, weather and site conditions permitting.
Working hours are from 7am to 6pm weekdays and 8am to 1pm Saturdays. No work will be carried out on Sundays or public holidays.
Single lane alternating traffic flow arrangements, traffic control and a 40km/h speed limit will be in place during work hours for the safety of workers and motorists.
Motorists are advised to allow up to 10 minutes’ extra travel time. Transport for NSW thanks the community for their patience during this important work.