Upgrading dangerous roads in New South Wales

The Coalition Government is changing and saving lives by upgrading dozens of roads across New South Wales with a poor crash history.

Federal Member Lyne, Dr David Gillespie MP, alongside Mayor Peter Blackmore OAM, today announced $775,000 for a section of Maitland Vale Road to widen sealed shoulders and improve superelevation, extend existing roadside barriers, provide incremental clear zones beside carriageways and install a Vehicle Activated Warning Sign.

“The Coalition Government knows the difference safer roads make to the community and by improving these ‘black spots’ over the next 12 months everyone will benefit,” Dr Gillespie said.

“We’re passionate about keeping people safe on our roads, and on average completed Black Spot road projects reduce fatalities and injuries by 30 per cent.”

The Coalition Government’s investment in Black Spot projects will deliver safer roads in 27 local government areas across the state.

“Safety will be significantly improved at the 52 Black Spot projects across New South Wales, with nine fatal and 249 injury crashes recorded at these sites,” Dr Gillespie said.

The Coalition Government would like to thank the New South Wales Black Spot Consultative Panel, which reviews priorities for the Black Spot Programme, including representatives from the NRMA, NSW Federation of P&C Associations, the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia, NSW Police, and state and local government.

For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme, or to nominate a black spot, visit http://investment. infrastructure.gov.au/funding/ blackspots/.

Contact Dr Gillespie’s office on 0421 048 376

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