Work Starts To Provide Better Advice For Motorists On Old Northern Road

A $430,000 project to install a new permanent electronic message sign on Old Northern Road at Baulkham Hills is progressing with further work to be carried out from Friday 29 January.

“The NSW Government has allocated funding to install a new electronic message sign on Old Northern Road to provide southbound road users with up-to-date information on traffic conditions,” Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott said.

“Electronic message signs at key locations across the network helps to manage congestion by providing motorists with advanced notice of planned and unplanned incidents across the road network.

“The work forms part of the NSW Government’s $246 million Pinch Point program which aims to reduce delays and congestion on some of Sydney’s busiest roads, especially during peak traffic periods.

“Further excavating and foundation work, sign and power cable installation and sign testing will continue from 29 January.

“To reduce the impact on motorists, four work shifts will be carried out at night between Friday 29 January and Friday 26 February from 7pm to 6am, excluding weekends and weather permitting.

“There will also be four day shifts carried out during this same time period between 8am and 5pm, excluding Saturdays.

“Traffic controllers and electronic signage will be in place to guide traffic past the work site while lane closures will be in place to ensure the safety of motorists and workers.

“Roads and Maritime thanks the community for its patience while this important network improvement work is carried out.”

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