Safety has been boosted on the Mitchell Highway, west of Dubbo, with rumble strips now installed on the upgrade near Cooba Road.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the $1.25 million project included shoulder widening and drainage upgrades, as well as the installation of roadside barriers. The final step was to add rumble strips along a one-kilometre section of the highway.
“The project was delivered through the NSW Government’s Safer Roads Program, which is making a big difference in regional communities, with many targeted safety improvement projects under way across the state and many more to kick off soon,” Mr Saunders said.
“We know the impacts of road crashes are devastating for communities, and that’s why we are focused on doing everything possible to move towards zero fatalities and serious injuries on our regional roads.
“Rumble strips can reduce the likelihood of vehicles leaving their lane by up to 25 per cent and are part of a suite of road safety measures designed to ensure everyone who sets off on a journey gets home safely.
“In addition to this host of safety measures, the work at Cooba Road supported 54 jobs, and 11 local contractors and suppliers were involved through the process.”
Transport for NSW thanks the community for its patience while this important safety work was carried out.
To see what other road projects are happening in Dubbo, visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/projects/dubbo-projects.