Motorists will soon experience a safer journey along Sir Bertram Stevens Drive though the Royal National Park with essential improvements starting in coming weeks.

The NSW Government allocated funding under the NSW Safer Roads Program which includes the NSW State Black Spot program targeted at reducing the number of casualty crashes and the severity of injuries when a crash does occur.

Work will involve installing 560 metres of motorcycle under-run protection rails beneath existing safety barriers at three locations along Sir Bertram Stevens Drive to reduce the severity of motorcycle crashes.

Work will also be carried out to replace and raise the existing guardrail safety barrier at three locations and hazardous motorcycle curve signs and warning signs will be installed at four locations towards the curved sections of Sir Bertram Stevens Drive.

In the five years to 2015, there were 47 reported crashes along this section of Sir Bertram Stevens Drive, which resulted in 51 causalities and one fatality at a bend two kilometres north of Bundeena Drive.

Work will be carried out from early April and the community and motorists will be kept informed at all stages of the project.

This important safety work will aim to reduce run-off road crashes and minimise the impact of crashes happening around curves along the road.

 This work will also lower risks and impact of crashes for motorcyclists on the existing roadside and additional signage being installed will discourage motorcyclists from speeding.

Once work starts in the area, motorists are reminded to drive to the conditions and follow the direction of signs and traffic control.

Traffic control and lane closures will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists while work is carried out.

To find out more about work being carried out in southern Sydney visit: rms.nsw.gov.au.

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