Safety upgrade on scenic route to reduce risk of falling rocks

One of the region’s most scenic and important transport routes is about to get a $300,000 safety upgrade to reduce the risk of falling rocks.

Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said rockfall fencing will be installed from next Monday at three locations on Waterfall Way west of Bellingen.

“This work’s in addition to the $3 million provided in the 2017-18 State Budget for a range of safety improvements on Waterfall Way,” Mrs Pavey said.

“It’s a busy thoroughfare for tourists visiting the waterfalls on Dorrigo Mountain and is also important for the local timber and agricultural industries.

“The fencing, about 24 kilometres west of Bellingen, will improve safety for all motorists by reducing the risk of rocks and other debris falling onto the road.”

Work will be carried out on weekdays from Monday 17 July between 7am and 6pm and is expected to be complete by the end of August, weather permitting.

“Delays of up to 15 minutes may be experienced during work hours, as the road will be reduced to one lane for the safety of workers and motorists.

“Motorists should plan their trip, allow extra travel time and follow the direction of traffic control and all signs.”

For the latest traffic information visit www.livetraffic.com, download the Live Traffic NSW app or call 132 701.

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