RMS asks for feedback on Princes Hwy, Centenary Drive intersection safety upgrade

RMS asks the public to provide feedback on proposed road safety changes by Monday, July 8. File picture.
RMS asks the public to provide feedback on proposed road safety changes by Monday, July 8. File picture.

Roads and Maritime Services is requesting feedback on a proposed safety upgrade at the intersection of the Princes Highway and Centenary Drive, Narooma.

RMS is asking the public to provide feedback on the proposed changes by Monday, July 8.

The proposal bans right and left turns from the Princes Highway by extending the guardrail across one lane of Centenary Drive.

A Roads and Maritime spokesperson said it was designed to improve safety for road users and reduce the likelihood of crashes at the intersection.

"In the five years to October 2016, there were 11 crashes at this intersection resulting in three serious injuries and seven casualties.

"Limited sight distance at this location increases the risk associated with making a safe turn at the intersection and was assessed as one of the contributing factors in a number of the crashes."

The spokesperson said the extension of the guardrail aims to reduce the risk of head on collisions and runoff road crashes.

"Left-turn only will be permitted from Centenary Drive southbound onto the Princes Highway," the spokesperson said.

"Motorists wishing to access Centenary Drive will be able to turn right at Dalmeny Drive, which is around one kilometre north and has a dedicated right turn lane.

"Work at this intersection would also involve the installation of new signage and new double line marking would also be carried through at this location."

RMS said they would continue to consult with the community as the planning process proceeded.

For more information or to leave feedback on the proposal, email SouthernProjects@rms.nsw.gov.au or call 4221 2728.

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