113 Km Of Safety Barriers To Be Installed

113 Km Of Safety Barriers To Be Installed

New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro

New South Wales Minister for Roads Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey

Record Funding To Boost Safety On Country Roads

Victor P Taffa

New South Wales is set for another road safety blitz that will see more than 6,000 km of vital road safety work delivered by the Liberals & Nationals Government, as part of the next round of Saving Lives on Country Roads funding.

Deputy Premier John Barilaro joined Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey to announce a $182 Million boost to road safety that will significantly improve road safety and help reduce the road toll.

“We are serious about reducing the state’s road toll and this unprecedented funding will help prevent the loss of lives and serious injuries incurred from road trauma across our state.” Deputy Premier Barilaro said.

“It’s estimated more than 1,000 fatal and serious injuries can be prevented through these measures.”

Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said improvements include installing:

  • 113 km of safety barriers,
  • 3,000 km of rumble strips,
  • 2,800 km of wide centreline to prevent run off road and head on crashes.

“Last year, there were 26 fewer fatalities on country roads than in 2017. While this is encouraging, it’s important not to become complacent. We are committed to building safer roads, but safety is a two-way street.” Minister Pavey said.

Key Points

  • $182 Million in road safety upgrades across the state during the next financial year that includes the delivery of 224 new projects
  • $141 Million will be invested as part of the Government’s Saving Lives On Country Roads program
  • $41 Million as part of the Government’s Liveable and Safe Urban Communities program

 

NSW Minister for Roads and Maritime Melinda Pavey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liberals & Nationals in government are investing $1.9 Billion over 5 years to deliver the Road Safety Plan 2021.This includes $640 Million for Saving Lives on Country Roads and $180 Million for Liveable and Safe Urban Communities.