Delivering Better Roads in Gilmore

Media Release

JB061/2014

01 July 2014

Joint release with:

Ann Sudmalis

Federal Member for Gilmore

The Australian Government is delivering over $8.1 million towards better roads in Gilmore as part of the Gilmore Safety Package and the Black Spots programme.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs today visited Turpentine Road with the Federal Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis to announce the future upgrades as part of the safety package and the 2014-2015 Black Spot Programme.

“The Gilmore Road Safety Package will include upgrades on Nowra-Moss Vale and Kangaroo Valley Roads, as well as the Bolong Road and Coolangatta Road intersection,” Mr Briggs said.

“The Australian Government's upgrades will help save lives; reduce road maintenance costs and vehicle operating costs, and deliver improved traffic flow for drivers.

“This investment will boost productivity; create new local jobs, including treating Princes Highway black spots.

“As part of this package, the Australian Government has identified sites that are ready for construction and can provide real safety benefits for local motorists and visitors to Gilmore.”

Federal Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis said an additional $824,000 for continued sealing of Turpentine Road would also be delivered, as part of the Australian Government Black Spot Programme 2014-2015, announced last month.

“Treatments to the black spot on Turpentine Road will involve widening and sealing 2 kilometres of existing gravel pavement in Yerriyong—a stretch that experiences daily traffic volumes of over 300 vehicles,” Mrs Sudmalis said

Works on the Turpentine Road black spot upgrade are expected to commence in March 2015, with completion likely in August 2015.

The Australian Government's record $500 million investment in the Black Spot Programme will help save lives, boost productivity and create new local jobs throughout Australia.