Dead­line set to fix un­safe road­way

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Danielle Jarvis

ROADS and Mar­itime Ser­vices has promised to im­prove the safety of an ac­ci­dent­prone in­ter­sec­tion in Rooty Hill within six weeks.

An Roads and Mar­itime Ser­vices spokesman said in a state­ment to The Stan­dard: “In light of re­cent events and com­mu­nity con­cern, safety in­ves­ti­ga­tions at the Wil­lis St and Fran­cis Rd in­ter­sec­tion will be ex­pe­dited and com­pleted by the end of next month.

“We are look­ing at a range of pos­si­ble im­prove­ments, in­clud­ing the in­stal­la­tion of a guardrail and we will con­sult with the com­mu­nity as part of this process.”

The no­to­ri­ous in­ter­sec­tion at Wil­lis St and Fran­cis Rd has been plagued with more than a dozen se­ri­ous crashes in the past decade.

Res­i­dent Ron Welch has had 12 cars crash through his fence and has re­peat­edly called on gov­ern­ments, MPs and the RMS to in­stall an Armco fence out­side his house. He re­newed the call two weeks ago fol­low­ing yet an­other ac­ci­dent.

“We need the Armco rail­ing,” Mr Welch said.

“It’s only a mat­ter of time be­fore some­one gets killed.

“I’ve had about 10 or 12 cars in my fence, next door has had five or six and the guy next to him has had four or five in his fence.

“I just can’t un­der­stand why ... they can’t put a fence up. What’s it go­ing to take?”

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