Tuesday, 20 November 2018
DELIVERING BETTER CONNECTIONS WITH RANGE ROAD UPGRADE
The NSW Government has today announced the upgrade of Range Road.
This project was just one of the many projects across Regional NSW, which has been approved from the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Roads program that aims to improve freight movements across the state.
Member for Goulburn, Pru Goward said that once delivered the upgraded road would improve freight accessibility, and deliver better road safety outcomes allowing for the easier passing of vehicles.
“The Fixing Country Roads program ensures our roads are able to carry the food, produce and raw materials that support the local community,” Ms Goward said.
Work includes widening and sealing the road along with bridge works.
This will deliver improved all-weather access for larger heavy vehicles
Safety upgrades will also be undertaken
This will improve freight accessibility, and deliver better road safety outcomes.
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said the Fixing Country Roads program had reached almost $270 million, funding vital road upgrades delivering better connections to local communities.
“Freight is worth more than $60 billion to the NSW economy so it is vital that our regional roads are able to support more efficient freight movements in and out of our regional areas,” Mrs Pavey said.
“So far, Fixing Country Roads has seen almost $270 million made available on 254 projects including projects on roads, bridges, truck washes and route load assessments across the state”.
The Fixing Country Road program complements the Fixing Country Rail initiative, with both focusing on improving freight infrastructure and efficiency across the state.
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.