A Bonny Hills resident has voiced his concerns about a lack of action to address the dangerous intersection at Houston Mitchell Drive and the Pacific Highway.
Peter Rodgers regularly travels along Houston Mitchell Drive and said there have been many accidents over the years, due to the nature of the intersection.
In the short term, Mr Rodgers is calling for the speed limit to be reduced on the section of highway leading from Port Macquarie to the intersection.
"This intersection carries a significant amount of traffic (including school buses) and not only lacks a slip lane for traffic turning south onto the highway, but also traffic turning north have to cross the highway where vehicles are travelling south at 110 km/h," he said.
"The danger is exacerbated when vehicles travelling south enter the turning lane into Houston Mitchell Drive and obscure the view to the north, which is already limited due to a crest in the road."
"Until this intersection is made safer by the construction of a slip lane and overpass, the speed limit must be reduced to 90km/h in order to prevent serious injury and loss of life."
The most recent accident, Mr Rodgers said happened just last week.
Mr Rodgers has written to the Local Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams to outline his concerns relating to the intersection.
"How many more people have to be injured or even killed before action is taken?," he said.
Mr Rodgers said it would be a relatively small amount of money to implement signage requiring people to slow down, in comparison to the detrimental cost to the community if lives were to be lost.
Mr Rodgers questioned why the intersection has not been treated in the same manner as many other sections of the highway, where roads intersect and the speed limit has been reduced to 100km/h or less.
Local Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams said Transport for NSW is continuing to monitor the Houston Mitchell Drive intersection and will make further improvements in line with a future review, as part of the Pacific Highway duplication.
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