RMS to review safety of Waterfall Way section

Community reaction to increased truck traffic on route sparks investigation

RMS to review safety of Waterfall Way section
Roads and Maritime Services says will look at all aspects of safety on the stretch

Waterfall Way faces a Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) road safety review following community feedback about increased truck movements along the road.

RMS will carry out the review on the 40 km stretch from Tyringham Street, Dorrigo, to the junction of the Pacific Highway.

"All aspects of safety will be examined during the review and the findings will be used to help develop a strategy to improve road safety," an RMS spokesperson says.

The review will look at ways of improving road safety along the route but will not bypassing the Bellingen township.

Community members are invited to contribute to the review through a "drop-in" session, workshops, and written submissions via email or the post.

The first drop-in session will be held on March 27  from 10am to 2pm at the Bellingen Council administration building in Hyde Street. It will help the review team identify community concerns and issues which need examining.

Two further community workshops at Bellingen and Dorrigo will provide information about crash trends, statistics and vehicle movements as well as identify sites to be visited.

Some of the issues the review team will consider include speed limits, road markings and signs, pull over zones and truck movements during certain hours.

"The community is encouraged to attend the drop-in session and workshops and submit their concerns and suggestions to the safety review team," the spokesperson says.

"The review is expected to be completed by July."

A copy of the review team’s findings and recommendations will be available on the internet.

Information about the safety review will be available on the internet here (click northern region and follow the links) before the drop-in session.

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