Motorists on our region’s roads will soon benefit from a suite of safety measures rolling out across the Dubbo electorate, with more than $10.7 million to be invested into eight projects through round three of the Safer Roads Program.
Five roadways will benefit from the funding, being the Mitchell Highway ($3.64m), Hill End Road ($2.435m), the Renshaw-McGirr Way ($1.985m), Goolma Road ($1.405m) and the Burrendong Way ($1.27m).
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said safety barriers, rumble strips and wide centrelines were some of the measures that will be installed on roadways to help keep motorists safe.
“We know living in regional NSW often means a lot more time spent on our roads – and this program is about making those roads as safe as possible,” Mr Saunders said.
“Every life matters, and that’s why we’re investing in life-saving measures across our road network to see that every motorist who sets off on a journey makes it home to their family and friends.”
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said this latest round of funding would see 207 new projects commence, bringing the total to $258 million for work on 383 projects next financial year.
“These are projects designed to save lives. We are committed to reducing the state’s road toll and the measures we are investing in through this program will prevent the loss of more than 1500 lives and serious injuries on our roads over 15 years,” Mr Toole said.
The Saving Lives on Country Roads program forms part of the NSW Government’s Safer Roads Program, which is a five-year, $822 million program. More than $300 million has already spent over the last two years.