A head-on fatal accident on Picton Road three years ago has Keira MP Ryan Park looking for ways in which the road can be made safer.
Mr Park has lodged a question with Roads Minister Melinda Pavey about whether the government was considering placing more safety barriers in the middle of the road.
“I have been advocating on behalf Hayette Hanna and her family who lost her sister a few years back to a head-on collision with a truck,” Mr Park told the Mercury.
“I was very moved when I met them and we are just trying to see if we can get some of the areas that already have barriers and wire ropes extended.”
One night in September, 2015, Ms Hanna was a passenger in a car driven by her sister. The crash killed her sister and left her with injuries that made a return to work difficult.
Mr Park is hoping the extension of existing barriers separating vehicles could further improve safety and reduce such serious head-on crashes.
A spokesman from Roads and Maritime Services said there were some locations along Picton Road where concrete barriers or wire ropes could be installed.
“Installing median barriers on the road to further improve safety is possible in some locations,” the spokesman said.
"In other locations it would be necessary to reduce the shoulder width or overtaking areas, requiring further assessment.”
Roads and Maritime Services is installing a median safety barrier along a 500-metre stretch of Picton Road.
The road shoulder will also be widened to create space for the barrier.
The work forms part of a project that will see acceleration lanes built for heavy vehicles exiting two rest areas.
The 500-metre stretch where the median barrier is being installed is between the two rest areas.
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The Roads and Maritime Services spokesman also said the Australian government had provided $250,000 in funding as part of its Black Spot Program to continue safety improvement work.
This included providing a right-turn bay at the junction of Picton and Menangle roads.
The spokesman also said Roads and Maritime Services were looking into what other sections of the road needed improvement.
“The Picton Road Corridor Strategy identifies priorities and further potential improvements along Picton Road including safety improvements and capacity upgrades,” the spokesman said.
“This strategy is currently progressing through the review process.”
The development around the Wilton Priority Growth Area will also require road upgrades to some areas, he said.