Safer journeys through busy Mitchell Highway intersection

Road users turning right into Rawsonville Bridge Road and North Minore Road from the Mitchell Highway in Dubbo will soon be able to do so more safely, with upgrade work starting this month.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the NSW Government has committed $2 million under the NSW Safer Roads – Saving Lives on Country Roads program to deliver this safety upgrade. 

“There have been numerous occasions where right turning, westbound vehicles have been involved in nose to tail crashes with vehicles travelling behind, as they wait to turn into Rawsonville Bridge Road,” Mr Saunders said.

“In the five years to 2017, a total of three casualty crashes were recorded.

“To make it safer for motorists, we’re going to build two dedicated right hand turn lanes at the intersection, which will allow motorists to wait safely to turn right.

“We’re also going to widen and upgrade the existing pavement and carry out drainage improvements and new line marking.

“This work will improve safety and significantly reduce the risk of further crashes at this intersection.”

Work will start on Monday 7 February and be carried out from 7am to 6pm on weekdays, and from 8am to 4pm on Saturdays, and is expected to be completed by the end of May, weather permitting.

Changed traffic conditions including temporary lane closures, and a 40km/h speed limit will be in place during work hours and may affect travel times.

Motorists should allow extra travel time and follow the direction of traffic control and all signs, including reduced speed signs.

For the latest traffic updates, download the Live Traffic NSW App, visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701.

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