Motorists will soon benefit from safety measures rolling out across Baulkham Hills, with $200,000 to be invested into one project through round three of the Safer Roads Program.
Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott said safety barriers, rumble strips, and wide centrelines were some of the measures that would help keep motorists safe.
“Every life matters, 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 to their family and friends,” Mr Elliott said.
New projects receiving funding during the next financial year include:
- $200,000 at the intersection of Aiken Road and Salina Avenue to install a one-lane roundabout, including all traffic calming, line marking, lighting, and signage through the Saving Lives on Country Roads – OPEX.
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 and the measures we are investing in through this program will prevent the loss of more than 1500 lives and serious injuries on our roads over 15 years,” Mr Toole said.
The Saving Lives on Country Roads forms part of the NSW Government’s Safer Roads Program, which is a five-year, $822 million program. More than $300 million has already spent over the last two years.
The Safer Roads Program comprises of the Saving Lives on Country Roads, and Liveable and Safe Urban Communities initiatives, which see targeted projects delivered for both the bush and city.
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