Upgrades to the Castlereagh Highway, worth more than $5.5 million, will be funded as round four of the $822 million Safer Roads Program begins to roll out.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the investment being made through the Safer Roads Program was saving lives on our roads.
“Projects like these make a huge difference to locals, and help ensure everyone who travels on our roads makes it home safely at the end of the day,” Mr Saunders said.
“The NSW Government is committed to reducing the road toll and it is estimated the program will prevent the loss of more than 1500 lives and serious injuries on our roads over 15 years.
“Over the next four years we will roll out the funding on a section of the Castlereagh Highway north of Cudgegong Road and a separate section northwest of Hill End Road at Menah.
“These projects will see a number of remedial works done including things such as audio-tactile lines, vehicle activated signs, retro reflective pavement markers and shoulder-widening.”
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said this latest round of the program built on the Federal and NSW Government’s $408 million commitment in March to deliver hundreds of projects designed to reduce road trauma and save lives.
“Both governments have a shared goal of no deaths or serious injuries on our roads, because no one should have to hear the devastating news that a loved one has lost their life in a crash,” Mr Toole said.