More than six hundred kilometres of roads sealed, almost two hundred bridges upgraded and twenty-eight truck washes built or upgraded, all delivered through the Fixing Country Roads program.
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey and Parliamentary Secretary and Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson today announced a further ten projects have been given the green light through the Fixing Country Road program.
“These projects improve connectivity between regional centres, state roads and freight facilities, reducing travel times, saving maintenance costs, improve safety, and bring freight costs down,” Mrs Pavey said
“Freight is worth more than $60 billion to the NSW economy. It’s vital that our roads are able to support efficient freight movements that power, feed and provide for the State.”
- $268.8 million made available on 254 projects including projects on roads, bridges, truck washes and route load assessments
- The latest round includes 10 new projects.
- This includes Grain Valley Way which will be sealed and widened along 18 kilometres, with bridgeworks providing better all-weather access for larger heavy vehicles
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said that the upgraded Grain Valley Way would provide safer, more efficient roads.
“Our roads carry our food, produce and raw materials that support the local community. These upgrades will ensure freight vehicles get to where they need to be” Mr Anderson said.
The NSW Government has set aside more than $1 billion for regional road and rail projects under its Fixing Country Roads, Fixing Country Rail and Bridges for the Bush programs.
Photo caption: Minister Melinda Pavey, Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson, Gunnedah Mayor Jamie Chaffey, and local residents who had called for the road to be upgraded.