Seven crashes in recent years lead NSW Government to allocate funding

The NSW government has allocated $650,000 to improve safety for Morisset motorists over a 400 metre stretch on Main Road.

Between 2009 and 2014, there have been seven crashes on the corner of Main Road near Macquarie Street, with two cars veering off the road and two-head on crashes that left people injured.

To prevent further crashes at the site, the state government will install a safety barrier, widen the shoulder and provide a painted median strip on the corner of Main Road.

The Main Road corner and the 400m stretch before it reaches Macquarie Street. Image: Google Maps

The Main Road corner and the 400m stretch before it reaches Macquarie Street. Image: Google Maps

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald MLC said the funding would help improve motorists safety at the location.

“This work will help prevent vehicles from veering off the road and reduce the risk of vehicles crossing over the wrong side of the road.”

Roads and Maritime Services will begin work in Morisset on May 21 and are expected to complete the project in 10 weeks.

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