A $2.4 million safety upgrade at the intersection of Illawarra Highway and Sheepwash Road has now been completed.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the project was part of the NSW Government’s commitment to improving road safety across the state.

“A new roundabout was installed to help reduce the number of crashes along the Illawarra Highway at Burrawang,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“The completed intersection will provide a safer and more efficient journey for the 5000 motorists, of which approximately 500 are heavy vehicles, who use the intersection each day.

“The upgrade also saw road widening, new signage, line marking, the installation of median, centre and traffic islands and upgrades to the street lighting.

“Along with improved safety, the new roundabout will improve traffic flow along the route.”

These upgrades are essential for the intersection which has a poor crash history. In the five year period from October 2013, there were 12 crashes at the intersection resulting in 18 injuries and one fatality.

Work on the upgrade began in January 2019.

More information on the project, including before and after photos is available here