Safety barriers for four-kilometres on M1 Princes Motorway


Motorists using the M1 Princes Motorway will soon benefit from the installation of four kilometres of safety barriers installed between Mount Keira and Masters roads.

A Transport for NSW spokesperson said the barriers will improve safety for motorists by separating traffic from the dense median, and help to maintain the vegetation and pine trees along this stretch.

“This stretch of road has a poor crash history, with 16 crashes recorded in the five years to July 2021. Of these, there was one fatality and a further six serious injuries,” the spokesperson said.

“The new flexi barriers will increase the safety of motorists by reducing the likelihood and severity of run-off road crashes and creating a more forgiving roadside environment.

“There are more than 70,000 motorists who use this stretch of road each day and, of those, about 14 per cent are heavy vehicles.

“The M1 Princes Motorway is a four lane, two-way divided carriageway at this location. The north and southbound carriageways are divided by a wide median, covered with vegetation and pine trees.”

Work will be carried out between 8pm and 5am from Sunday 3 March for six weeks, weather permitting. There will be no work carried out on Friday and Saturday nights.

During work, single lane closures and a reduced speed of 40 km/h will be in place.

Motorists are advised to allow five minutes additional travel time, drive to the conditions, and follow the directions of signs and traffic control.