Road works in Royal National Park to give motorcyclists safer ride

Road works: A motorcyclist on Sir Bertram Stevens Drive where traffic control and lane closures will be in place while upgrade work is carried out. Picture: John Veage
Road works: A motorcyclist on Sir Bertram Stevens Drive where traffic control and lane closures will be in place while upgrade work is carried out. Picture: John Veage

Road works will start in April to improve safety, particularly for motorcyclists, on a dangerous stretch through Royal National Park.

Heathcote MP Lee Evans said 560 metres of motorcycle under-run protection rails would be installed 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,” he said.

“Hazardous motorcycle curve signs and warning signs will be installed at four locations towards the curved sections of Sir Bertram Stevens Drive.”

Mr Evans said, in the five years to 2015, there were 47 reported crashes along this section of Sir Bertram Stevens Drive, resulting in 51 people being injured and one fatality, at a bend two kilometres north of Bundeena Drive.