Work on an upgraded crossing to the east of Moss Vale Station on Argyle Street is now underway to improve safety for motorists and pedestrians.

Senator for New South Wales Concetta Fierravanti-Wells said the project, which is set to upgrade the existing pedestrian refuge crossing by installing kerbside blisters, was being fast-tracked thanks to Australian Government stimulus funding.

“This project is part of the $398 million Safer Roads Program for 2020-21, which is being delivered thanks to commitments of $140 million from the Australian Government and $258 million from the New South Wales Government,” Senator Fierravanti-Wells said.

“This work is being carried out in response to feedback from Moss Vale Mall shop owners and the wider community about the safety and functionality of the crossing.”

State Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the project will boost safety in the town and make a real difference to the everyday lives of locals.

“The Safer Roads Program will also create around 950 direct and indirect jobs over the life of the projects,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“I acknowledge there may be some inconvenience while this work is carried out, with up to 10 parking spaces temporarily unavailable – but eight will be included when the project is complete.

“I also believe the community will agree it’s a small price to pay for the improved safety and amenity this upgrade will bring to the heart of Moss Vale.”

A reduced speed limit of 40 kilometres per hour and stop/slow traffic control will be in place for the safety of workers and road users. Motorists are advised to allow up to five minutes additional travel time and to follow the direction of signage and traffic control.