Road safety and jobs boost for regional New South Wales

The Australian and New South Wales Governments’ accelerated $398 million investment in road safety improvements through the Safer Roads Program is starting to make a big difference in regional communities, with works under way across the state and many more soon to kick off.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian Government committed $140 million towards the program in June 2020 to stimulate the economy and create jobs, while getting Australians home sooner and safer.

“We know the impacts of road crashes are devastating and that’s why we are focused on doing everything possible to move towards zero fatalities and serious injuries on our roads,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

“Our funding injection for the NSW Safer Roads Program is about getting boots on the ground and shovels in the dirt to ensure this critical program of works is delivered as quickly as possible, saving lives and livelihoods.

“59 additional Safety Road Program projects are being accelerated, which we expect will prevent around 590 serious injuries or fatalities.

“The Safer Roads Program will also create around 950 direct and indirect jobs over the life of the projects, putting reliable work on the books for local construction companies and ensuring more cash flows through local businesses and communities doing it tough.”

NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the Safer Roads Program was another demonstration of the NSW Government funding vital road safety infrastructure for regional and rural communities.

“Projects like these can mean the difference between someone getting home or not – and collectively make NSW roads safer for all of us,” Mr Toole said.

“Projects being rolled out under this program are targeted at sustainable and long-term reductions in road trauma, to assist NSW to achieve our vision of a road network that has moved closer to zero fatalities.

“We know this is particularly vital on our regional and rural roads, with high-level trauma on country roads accounting for two-thirds of all road deaths in the state.

“These works will save lives and bolster the resilience of the state’s rural and regional road networks, meaning smoother, safer trips to school, work or even the shops – which will make a real difference for those in the bush who depend on them for their day-to-day lives.”

The NSW Government is spending $822 million through the Safer Roads program over five years, with $258 million allocated in 2020 to accelerate program delivery.

Media Contact:

Deputy Prime Minister – Jo Williamson 0418 475 668 | Dean Shachar 0418 202 860

Minister Toole – Ella Smith 0428 745 348

 

Road name

Total Capital Cost

Project Description

LGA

Waterfall Way

$12,100,000

MR76 - Waterfall Way RSR (Dorrigo to Armidale)

Armidale Regional

MR84 - Burley Griffin Way

$10,000,000

MR84 - Burley Griffin Way Route Safety Review

Hilltops

Newell Highway

$6,500,000

Newell Highway - Western Region ATLM

Moree Plains

MR85 Batlow Road

$5,500,000

MR85 - Batlow Road - Route Safety Review

Snowy Valleys

MR80 - Irrigation Way

$5,000,000

MR80 - Irrigation Way Mass Action

Narrandera

The Lakes Way

$3,989,434

Roundabout

Mid-Coast

George Bass Drive

$3,800,000

George Bass Drive realignment Lilli Pilli Bends - within Batemans Bay Township

Eurobodalla

Currarong Rd

$3,600,000

Widened centre line, shoulder widening and profile line marking CH 7.5 - 11.7km

Shoalhaven

Appin Rd

$3,555,660

Appin Rd and Brian Rd, Appin - Roundabout, speed reduction, safety barrier

Wollondilly

Newell Highway

$3,465,000

Newell Highway - South West Region ATLM

Berrigan

Eridge Park Road

$3,448,990

Design and Construction of remedial treatments to address crashes on a 3.0km length of semi-rural road - Eridge Park Rd between Moss Vale Rd (MR260) and Kangaloon Rd (MR261)

Wingecarribee

Kings Hwy

$2,924,000

Kings Highway, Mulloon - CHR, wide centre line, SO kerb

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional

Mid Western Highway

$2,800,000

HW6 Bathampton Widening and Safety Barrier, between 2.2 and 13km west of Evan Plains Road

Bathurst Regional

Old Dubbo Road

$2,368,000

Old Dubbo Road - 11km shoulder widening and delineation improvements

Dubbo Regional

Armidale Road

$2,060,000

Two Sites of Armidale Road (MR74) to continue improvement on safety from a reactive (crash history) and proactive (route based) approach. Improvements include widening formation, superelevation correction and hori/vert alignment.

Clarence Valley

Pacific Highway

$1,964,000

Pacific Highway / Fords Rd to Old Bar off ramp, Kiwarrak. High friction pavement (096) for full segment. Potentially 2.0km of barrier (083) on shoulder. Removal of legacy barrier and kerbing.

Mid-Coast

M1 Pacific Motorway

$1,877,000

Install wire rope, Install EZY guard barrier, M1 Pacific Motorway from Black Hill Road to John Renshaw Drive.

Cessnock

Wyrallah Rd

$1,812,914

Delineation, shoulder widening, vertical alignment improvements and superelevation correction, Wyrallah Rd

Lismore

Monaro Highway

$1,731,000

Monaro Hwy and Baron St, Cooma - Roundabout, kerb blisters, line marking and speed reduction

Snowy Monaro Regional

Mid Western Highway

$1,700,000

Mid Western Highway, 4.5km - 6.5km south of Blayney. Provide wide centreline treatment, widen shoulders, clearzone works.

Blayney

Clarence Way

$1,447,000

Provide initial seal on two gravel sections of Clarence Way (MR150) including improvements to formation width, horizontal and vertical alignment.

Clarence Valley

Armidale Road

$1,325,000

Improvements to pavement width, strength and superelevation on a section 1.8km of Armidale Road (MR74) at Nymboida

Clarence Valley

Gwydir Highway

$1,306,160

HW12 Seg 7330 Elsmore Rd and Seg 7320 Glen Court

Inverell

Castlereagh Highway

$1,300,000

Castlereagh Highway Capertee/Round Swamp - 5-6km north of Capertee - wide centreline treatment, widened shoulders, clearzone works and flexible barrier on roadside

Lithgow

Mary Gilmore Way

$1,286,117

Mary Gilmore Way Treatment

Coolamon

Gwydir Highway

$1,218,440

HW12 Seg 1320 - Jackadgery Creek

Clarence Valley

Wooli Road

$1,210,000

Pavement widening and curve realignment of a 2.0km section of Wooli Road (MR7738) in between Skinners Road to Candole Road

Clarence Valley

Gwydir Highway

$1,189,320

HW12 Seg 1010-1020 South Grafton-Waterview

Clarence Valley

Galena Steet

$1,130,000

Intersection of Galena Street, Mercury Street and Talc Street - Option 1, install 1-lane rouandabout. Option 2, Kerb extensions, raised islands and intersection signage

Broken Hill

Bushman Street

$1,122,000

Bushman St and Dalton St intersection - install single lane roundabout

Parkes

New England Highway

$1,080,000

HW09 - New England Highway (S2222, S2225, S2230)

Glen Innes Severn

Princes Highway

$996,000

Princes Highway and Wason Street, Milton - Traffic Signals

Shoalhaven

Blue Knob Road

$980,047

Blue Knob Road - Mass Action Treatments at Multiple Sites

Lismore

Dalton road

$977,519

Treatments for Off path, on curve crashes (RUM 85) for this segment of Dalton Road, Dalton (MR 241)

Upper Lachlan

Gwydir Highway

$949,650

HW12 Gwydir Highway - Seg 5260-5270 Waterloo Rd and Wellingrove Ck

Glen Innes Severn

Gwydir Highway

$855,240

HW12 Gwydir Highway - Seg 1410 - 105km to GI

Clarence Valley

Fossickers Way

$800,000

MR63 Seg 2660 - Sulcor Rd

Tamworth Regional

Mt Lindesay Rd

$788,000

Program Mount Lindesay Road Bookookarara Sealing of Unsealed Road Surface to increase skid resistance and improve road alignment delineation

Tenterfield

Tregeagle Road

$746,313

Tregeagle Road - Intersection Upgrade at Rous Road

Lismore

Princes Highway

$593,106

Princes Highway, Bodalla - Kerb Blisters

Bega Valley

Remembrance Driveway

$540,000

Pedestrian Facilities - Remembrance Driveway, Tahmoor

Wollondilly

Skinners Shoot Road

$510,000

Skinners Shoot Rd 100 Seg 476.1 CH 1000-1500 - Seg - Curve Improvement - Design & Construction

Byron

Gwydir Highway

$446,500

Hw12 seg 8265 The Garden

Gwydir

Cunninyeuk Road

$436,250

Widen shoulder on curves up to 2.5m, improve superelevation and install guard rail

Murray River

Larmer Avenue

$430,000

Install roundabout

Shoalhaven

The Wool Road

$400,000

Install painted Channalised Right (CHR) turn lane

Shoalhaven

Elizabeth Drive

$400,000

Install roundabout

Shoalhaven

Tallwood Avenue

$330,000

Install roundabout

Shoalhaven

Clarence Way

$302,495

Malabugilmah Aboriginal Community

Clarence Valley

Nelson Bay Road

$262,000

Nelson Bay Rd at Lily Hill Rd - painted CHR (include protection of, or relocation of service pole opposite intersection and tree removal).

Port Stephens

Princes Highway

$238,000

Upgrade of existing Pedestrian Refuges on the Princes Highway, Narooma -

Eurobodalla

Gardiner Road

$230,000

ORANGE - Intersection of Gardiner & Cecil Road - Install raised platform

Orange

Argyle Street

$210,280

Moss Vale Road, Moss Vale - Install Kerb Blisters at existing Pedestrian Refuge

Wingecarribee

Gowings Hill Road

$174,948

Burnt Bridge Aboriginal Communities

Kempsey

Princes Highway

$166,600

Princes Highway, Cobargo - Kerb Blisters

Bega Valley

Princes Highway

$139,000

Princes Highway, 100m South of Wharf Street, Narooma - Kerb Blisters

Eurobodalla

Clarence Way

$135,025

Baryulgil Aboriginal Community

Clarence Valley

Kosciuszko Road

$104,390

Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne - Pedestrian Refuge

Snowy Monaro Regional

Fern Street

$39,210

Pedestrian Refuge Fern Street Gerringong In front of Post Office and extend 40km/h speed zone

Kiama