Safer roads for Weddin Shire

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced that more than $3.1 million will soon be making roads safer around the Cootamundra Electorate thanks to funding from the NSW Government.

Including among the new announcement is $462,305 toward Henry Lawson Way to install Install curve alignment markers, barriers and improve sealed shoulder through Saving Lives on Country Roads

According to Ms Cooke motorists will soon benefit from a suite of safety measures rolling out across the region with $3,114,959 for five projects, through round three of the Safer Roads Program.

Ms Cooke said safety barriers, rumble strips and road shoulders were some of the measures that would help keep motorists safe.

"I spend half my life travelling the roads around the Cootamundra Electorate and know first-hand how dangerous some of them can be," Ms Cooke said

"That's why I'm so pleased the NSW Government is funding these improvements."

Ms Cooke believes the funding is a sign the Government is listening to the communities of the Cootamundra Electorate.

"This is a serious investment from the Government and a clear sign that they are listening to the needs of our communities."

"One death on our roads is one too many, and that's why we're investing in life-saving measures across our road network to see that every motorist who sets off on a journey makes it home."

Other new projects receiving funding during the next financial year include:

  • $510,300 toward Wombat-Harden Road to install new curse and advisory speed signs and improve the sealed shoulder through Saving Lives on Country Roads
  • $250,000 toward Wombat Street in Young to install a roundabout through Saving Lives on Country Roads
  • $1.06 million toward Lake Cargelligo Road to install barriers, profile edge line, road marking and other safety measures, through Saving Lives on Country Roads

Existing projects receiving additional funding during the next financial year include:

  • An additional $400,000 toward the $4.21 million improvements to the Olympic Highway through Saving Lives on Country Roads

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said this latest round of funding would see 207 new projects commence, bringing the total to $258 million for work on 383 projects next financial year.

"These are projects designed to save lives. We are committed to reducing the state's road toll," Mr Toole said.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke (right) has announced road funding for Weddin Shire.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke (right) has announced road funding for Weddin Shire.