In late October, work started in Galston Road, Hornsby Heights, to provide a U-turn bay for heavy vehicles on the eastern side of Galston Gorge between Ryan Trail and Evans Road.
Member for Hornsby Matt Kean MP said the NSW Government is funding the work to improve safety and maintain traffic efficiency on the state’s road network.
This work is expected to reduce the number of over-length vehicles which become stuck in Galston Gorge and will provide a safe turning area to ensure these vehicles have an opportunity to turn around before they attempt to enter the Gorge. These changes are designed to reduce the number of road blockages caused by over-length heavy vehicles.
The work started on Monday 23 October and should be completed by Friday 22 December. Hours of work will be from 7am to 5pm, weather permitting. The work will involve improving and widening the road surface between Ryan Trail and Evans Road (in Hornsby Heights), installing signage at both ends of Galston Gorge to advise motorists of turning options, and trimming trees at the entrance of Ryans Trail to improve visibility of turning option from Galston Road. A guardrail will also be installed along Galston Road at the entrance of the eastern turning area at Ryan Trail and at the camera based detection system on the western side of the Gorge after Calderwood Road to further improve safety for motorists.
Mr Kean said the U-turn bay will complement the camera based detection system which was installed earlier this year to discourage overlength vehicles entering Galston Gorge.
Sensors in the road detect heavy vehicles longer than 7.5 metres and cameras record the plate and image of the offending heavy vehicle. For westbound motorists, the detection system has been installed just after Montview Parade at Hornsby Heights and at the exit of the roundabout at Calderwood Road at Galston for eastbound motorists.
Traffic control and lane closures will be in place for the safety of workers and motorists. Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.
Roads and Maritime Services thanks the community for its patience while work is carried out.
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