Two notorious black spots removed on Main Arm Road

Council is putting down line marking and the finishing touches on priority roadworks and safety improvements at two black spots on Main Arm Road thanks to two $300K grants – one from the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program and the other $300K from the NSW Government’s Safer Roads program.

The roadworks are expected to be finished within weeks – on time and on budget. The project has included road-widening and new high-friction surfacing for greater safety, pavement reconstruction and installation of guardrails, guide posts, markers and line marking.

“This major roadwork project has been underway at two sites on Main Arm Road; one at the intersection of Settlement Road and the other south of the intersection at the curve in the road near Durrumbul School,” Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, Phil Holloway said.

“We thank the local communities for their patience – we’ve been working hard to get the improvements done since March and during the pandemic.

“As locals well know, both of these sites have been notorious black spots for decades and we are thrilled to see the difference the new safety improvements are already making for those who regularly travel on Main Arm Road.

“This was one of the priority projects for us to attract funding for, because ultimately it’s a chance for us to save lives on our roads and we are thrilled to be delivering these improvements for the community,” he said.

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