Camden Council will receive $360,000 for vital road safety works as round four of the $822 million Safer Roads Program begins to roll out.
This round of the program will see $135 million invested in 78 new projects across the state as well as continuing projects from previous rounds during the 21/22 Financial Year.
Cut Hill Road at Cobbitty will undergo a shoulder widening and installation of curve warning signs and guideposts.
Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves MP said the Safer Roads Program, which is made up of the Saving Lives on Country Roads and Liveable and Safe Urban Communities initiatives, is about saving lives on our roads.
“The NSW Government is committed to reducing the road toll and it is estimated the program will prevent the loss of more than 1500 lives and serious injuries on our roads over 15 years,” Mr Sidgreaves said.
Thanking the NSW Government for their funding, Mayor of Camden Therese Fedeli said Improving accessibility in and around the Camden area while also placing infrastructure in the right location is important for the future of our community.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole MP said round 4 of the program, funded through the Community Road Safety Fund, would deliver 78 projects designed to save lives on roads.
Statewide round four of the Safer Roads Program will deliver:
- 28 kilometres of safety barrier, which absorb impact forces and protect vehicle occupants, reducing the severity of head-on and run-off-road crashes by up to 95 per cent.
- 167 kilometres of rumble strips to alert motorists they are departing from their lane, reducing the likelihood of this crash type by up to 25 per cent.
- More than 30 kilometres of wide centreline providing a greater distance for drivers to recover from lane departure, reducing the likelihood of head-on crashes by up to 50 per cent and run-off-road crashes by up to 25 per cent.
- 313 high-risk rural curve improvements including shoulder sealing, safety barriers, rumble strips, signage upgrades and line-marking upgrades.
- 47 urban intersection improvement projects including roundabouts and traffic signal upgrades.
(File of Peter Sidgreaves MP & Mayor Therese Fideli taken pre-COVID)