Work to begin on Mitchell Freeway upgrade


Work will begin this month to improve safety and prevent accidents along the Mitchell Freeway

December 7, 2010

Work will begin this month to improve safety and prevent accidents along the Mitchell Freeway between Hutton Street and the Reid Highway.

The Federal Government will use $2 million from the Black Spot program to install safety barriers along the sides of the highway, upgrade street lighting and remove vegetation.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese says there have a number of fatal accidents on the stretch of highway in the last few years and that the safety measures to be installed should help prevent future accidents.

"All the safety improvements are expected to be completed by the end of February," he says.

"In the meantime, motorists are urged slow down and observe the speed restrictions which will be in place for the safety of the workers carrying out the improvements."


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