This project, completed in 2017, improved safety on the northern face of Brynderwyn Hills on SH1.
- road widening
- removal of tight corners towards the top of the hill
- a new lookout point
- installation 14km of flexible safety barriers along the edge of the road and the centre line to separate north and south bound traffic.
Head-on and run-off-the road crashes account for 75% of crashes on rural state highways.
Flexible safety barriers are designed to stop traffic leaving the road or crossing the centre line and colliding with solid objects such as other vehicles, trees and poles. This helps create a more forgiving road that can help stop simple mistakes becoming fatal crashes.
The flexible, wire rope barrier installation is part of the Safe System approach to road safety, which views mistakes as inevitable, but deaths and serious injuries as preventable.