RTA begins work on NSW truck stop

Design work begins for state-of-the-art truck stop facility at Mount Ousley

February 15, 2011

Work on the Mount Ousley truck stop and heavy vehicle checking station in NSW has started.

The Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) has begun detailing the design work in establishing the state-of-the-art facility, following recent completion of concept designs for a truck stop.

The facility will include a heavy vehicle checking station, rest area and driver reviver facilities.

NSW Minister for Roads David Borger says the proposed truck stop is an important piece of infrastructure that will enhance road safety in the Illawarra.

"That’s why the Government is progressing plans for the stop, which when completed will provide a safe area for heavy vehicles drivers," Borger says.

"The fact is trucks are overrepresented in fatal crashes, and that’s why we are progressing plans for this facility, so drivers can stop, revive and survive."

Borger says the design plan includes virtual screening technology to check vehicles.

A preferred concept design layout has been selected by the project team for the rest area. It is expected to be altered based on stakeholder consultation, an urban design review, environmental factors and a road safety audit.

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