Works to improve safety on New South Wales’ M1 Pacific Motorway at the Ourimbah interchange have begun.
The project involves widening the southbound and northbound exit ramps, installing signs at the western roundabout, line marking, asphalting, installing safety barriers and removable kerb, vegetation removal, utility and pavement drainage adjustments and other associated works.
The work will also include concrete grooving, which is a proven method to reduce noise coming from the road surface.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Jenny Aitchison, said the NSW Government’s $5.2 million in funding from the Network Efficiency Program will lead to a range of safety improvements for the M1 Pacific Motorway.
“Safety is the NSW Government’s top priority, and this work will improve safety for about 30,000 motorists who use the interchange daily,” she said.
“We are committed to ensuring every motorist and passenger experiences smoother and safer journeys and makes it home safely to their loved ones.”
Due to the large volume of traffic passing through the interchange, most work will take place when traffic volumes are reduced, from 7pm to 5am up to seven days a week.
Work will also take place from 7am to 6pm from Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays, weather permitting.
Short-term lane closures and traffic control will be in place for some construction activities, which will result in minor delays to traffic at the interchange, on M1 Pacific Motorway and Pacific Highway and Burns Road.