Motorists travelling on the M1 motorway will benefit from a major safety upgrade to the Ourimbah Rest Area on the M1 motorway.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch said the $1.5 million project funded by the NSW Government offered safety benefits for all motorists using the Pacific Highway by providing enhanced rest area facilities to reduce driver fatigue.
“The Ourimbah Rest Area, located 79 kilometers north of Sydney, is popular with motorists and holidaymakers,” Mr Crouch said.
“The upgrade has also boosted the local economy with the upgrade supporting 10 jobs and an additional 15 contractors through constructions.”
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the facilities were designed to enable drivers of long vehicles including those towing caravans and trailers to take a break, with new parking bays for vehicles up to 14.5 meters long.
“Driving tired is the second biggest cause of deaths on NSW roads and rest areas are an effective way of combating driver fatigue and reducing fatalities,” Mr Farraway said.
“Through projects like this, we are keeping motorists safer on the regional road network and helping to make sure everyone gets home safely – just one way we are securing a brighter future for NSW.”
Other features include new shelters, footpaths, pedestrian crossings, and enhanced lighting.
For more information about rest areas across NSW, visit the interactive rest area and driver reviver map at https://nswroads.work/restareas.
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