Smoother and safer journeys for motorists along Failford Road

Mid North Coast motorists are experiencing smoother and safer journeys along Failford Road following the completion of a multi-million dollar upgrade.

The $4.5 million project was jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments through the Road Safety Program and involved widening both lanes and the centre line over a stretch of about one kilometre.

The upgrades are providing a smoother and more reliable journey for motorists in the area and improving the important connection from the Pacific Highway to Forster and Tuncurry.

The project provided a welcome boost to the local economy by supporting more than 35 workers over a six-month period.

Upgrades included an upgrade at Tipton Place and Beverleys Road intersections, improved drainage and driveway access, a wider left slip lane, new safety barriers and lighting.

Where necessary trees were removed to allow the road to be widened, improve sight distance and provide a larger clear zone from the lane to the edge of the road.

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Quotes attributable to Federal Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Carol Brown:

“The Albanese Government is committed to working collaboratively across States, Territories, local governments and communities in working towards Vision Zero; zero deaths and serious injuries by 2050.

“Upgrades such as the improvements along Failford Road, will make the road a safer and smoother journey for road users.”

Quotes attributable to NSW Regional Transport and Roads Minister Sam Farraway:

“Upgrades like this one are ensuring a safer journey saving motorists time each and every day.

“We’ve upgraded intersections and improved driveway access to make daily life easier
for locals.

“It’s all part of the NSW Liberal Nationals Government’s vision to secure a brighter future for regional NSW.”

Quotes attributable to Senator Deborah O’Neill, Labor Senator for New South Wales:

“Failford Road is a popular route for locals and tourists alike.

“The investment through the Road Safety Program has made improvements which will improve drainage and make the road safer for all road users.”

Quotes attributable to NSW Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead:

“Failford Road is a well-used road that provides an important connection from the Pacific Highway to Forster, Tuncurry and surrounding areas for residents and visitors.

“We’ve invested in this road safety upgrade to improve journeys, reduce the risk of crashes and most importantly, save lives.”