Police on the scene of the double fatality that involved an ambulance at Valla.
Police on the scene of the double fatality that involved an ambulance at Valla. Frank Redward

Action to be taken on Valla stretch of Pac Hwy

IN THE wake of an horrific fatal accident at Valla a week ago, several safety measures are set to be implemented along that stretch of the Pacific Hwy.

NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Duncan Gay said wouldn't clarify what the range of measures will be but said it won't be long until they are.

"The NSW Government is working with council, police and other stakeholders to get additional safety measures in place as soon as possible, and we will keep the community informed of these traffic changes in coming weeks," Mr Gay said.

Federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker divulged further information on what drivers can expect as the busy Christmas/New Year period rapidly approaches.

"Electronic signs will be updated with messaging which provides a greater focus on driver safety and will ask drivers to slow down and drive to the road conditions," Mr Hartsuyker said.

"The Valla Beach directional signage will also be relocated to improve driver visibility."

After carrying out an an on-site inspection of the the Valla Beach intersection alongside senior Roads and Maritime Service officials on Monday, Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey, said speed limits will also be reduced and enforced.

"We are also upgrading traffic signs and undertaking further line marking to ensure all traffic conditions are clearly communicated to drivers," she said.

Ms Pavey said her thoughts were with the community at this time and this black spot will be closely monitored until the upgraded Pacific Hwy opens in the second half of 2016.



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