Nearly 400 metres of new guard rail and eight new drainage pits will ensure a safer drive during wet weather for motorists on one of Ku-ring-gai’s busiest thoroughfares.
The road works have been finished on a notorious stretch of Lady Game Drive between Blackbutt Creek and De Burgh Road.
It follows a road safety audit of Lady Game Drive after a number of accidents involving cars losing control on the roadway and crashing into trees or off the road altogether.
Council worked closely with the Federal Government to obtain funding of nearly $1.4 million towards the cost of the work.
It involved removing trees to install nearly 400 metres of guard rail between Blackbutt Creek and De Burgh Road on the northern side to prevent cars leaving the road.
The road has also been reshaped and resurfaced along this section and a hard shoulder created. An additional eight drainage pits with associated pipelines to divert runoff from the road during wet weather have been installed.
The works provided an opportunity to clear shoulders along Lady Game Drive, plus an existing drainage pit and pipelines were emptied of debris and extended to reduce future maintenance.
Mayor Jennifer Anderson said both residents and motorists could feel safer as a result.
“The new drainage work means that run-off will largely be prevented from accumulating on the road surface. In the past this has been a cause of cars sliding in very wet weather.”
“We are thankful to the RMS and the Federal Black Spot funding for this important safety work, as well as local residents and motorists for their understanding while the work was carried out.”
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