Princes Highway set to get $1 million upgrade

One of the many accidents on the highway.
One of the many accidents on the highway.

The NSW Government has allocated $1 million to widen the highway near the Log Cabin service station.

The work will get underway from the week beginning Monday, January 16.

The highway will be widened to accommodate a new right turn bay into the service station.

The centre lines will also be remarked to ban northbound overtaking.

The announcement has been welcomed by Shelley Hancock MP, Member for South Coast.

“This section of the Princes Highway has two southbound lanes and one northbound lane and in the five years to July 2015, there have been seven crashes at this location resulting in four injuries, including one serious injury,” Mrs Hancock said.

“Motorists use the southbound fast lane as an informal right turn bay into the ‘Log Cabin’ service station on the western side of the highway.

“There has been a history of vehicles being hit from behind while they wait for a break in traffic, while head on collisions between vehicles in the southbound fast lane and northbound vehicles overtaking have also occurred.

Motorists are advised one southbound lane will be closed for the duration of work for the safety of workers and motorists.

Work will be carried out between 7am and 6pm on weekdays until the end of March, weather permitting.

For the latest traffic information visit www.livetraffic.com ​or call the Transport Management Centre on 132 701.