Ku-ring-gai Council has obtained funding from Roads & Maritime Services for roadworks on Lady Game Drive that will make the road safer for motorists.
Work is beginning this week on installing a hard shoulder and safety barrier, as well as improvements to the roadway slope along a section of Lady Game Drive between the Blackbutt Creek and De Burgh Road.
It follows a road safety audit of Lady Game Drive and numerous accidents in the past two years during wet weather.
Work will largely be conducted between 10pm and 5am at night and between 10am and 3pm during the day to ensure traffic along the busy thoroughfare is impeded as little as possible.
The work involves removing trees to allow space for a 345 metre safety barrier between Blackbutt Creek and De Burgh Road on the northern side. The road will also be resurfaced along this section and a hard shoulder created. Other work involves installing additional drainage pits and pipelines to divert runoff during wet weather.
Mayor Jennifer Anderson said every effort would be made to minimise noise and disruption during the essential work, but property-owners and motorists should be prepared for some inevitable delays and noise.
“As nearby residents would be aware, this stretch of road has become something of a blackspot. We are endeavouring to make it as safe as possible for users.”
“Drivers who normally use this road may wish to consider alternative routes while the work is taking place.”
Mayor Anderson added that weather permitting, the roadworks should be completed by the end of June.
For more information about the work visit http://www.kmc.nsw.gov.au/Current_projects_priorities/Current_works_and_upgrades/Road_Safety_Improvement_Works_Lady_Game_Drive
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