THE Upper Hunter electorate will benefit to the tune of $10 million in vital road safety upgrades.
Thanks to the latest round of the NSW Government’s Saving Lives on Country Roads and Liveable and Safe Urban Communities initiatives, Muswellbrook, Singleton and Upper Hunter shire councils are all expected to reap the spoils.
The projects include: Denman Road ($1,097,425), two on the Golden Highway ($100,000 and $3,000,000), Dungog Road ($75,000), Wollar Road ($1,060,000), Gresford Road ($245,000), Gorangoola Road ($106,750) and Widden Valley Way ($254,150), as well as three on the New England Highway totalling $4,200,000.
“As part of the $182 million record investment, $10,538,325 will be delivered through 11 projects in the Upper Hunter to help save lives and improve roads,” Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen said.
“From day one, road safety has been one of my top priorities.
“And, I’m glad to be able to deliver as a Member of this NSW Government to make our roads safer.
“More than $140 million will be invested from the Saving Lives On Country Roads program, and $41 million will be invested as part of the Liveable and Safe Urban Communities program.
“Not only is this NSW Government fixing local black spots, from Dungog to Merriwa, we’re also delivering safer roads right across New South Wales.”
The NSW Government is investing $1.9 billion over five years to deliver the Road Safety Plan 2021.
This includes $640 million for Saving Lives on Country Roads and $180 million for Liveable and Safe Urban Communities.