Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.

MULGOA TO SHARE IN RECORD SPEND ON ROADS TO DRIVE DOWN ROAD TOLL

Thursday August 10, 2017

More than $50,000 will be invested in Mulgoa as part of the NSW Government’s record $70 million on 172 vital safety upgrades to the state’s road network, which will help to drive down the road toll Towards Zero.

Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres and Minister for Roads Melinda Pavey, alongside Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP today announced the record investment as part of the State Government’s Safer Roads Program, which will carry out road safety infrastructure upgrade projects this year throughout the state.

“Last year 38 people lost their lives across Western Sydney,” Mr Ayres said.

“It is impossible to control all the variables that cause these accidents, but we can provide urgent funding for black spots across our communities to make our roads as safe and efficient as possible.”

Tanya Davies MP said that Safer Local Government Roads would provide MIST treatment with lead in painted chevron lines and double barrier centre line marking, and the limit line moved forward using line marking to Mamre Road and Solander Drive, St Clair.

“This important road safety program is funded through the Community Road Safety fund where all speed camera revenue is sent,” Tanya Davies said.

“This financial year’s improvements to the road network are estimated to save the equivalent of 419 deaths across NSW and serious injuries over the life of the projects.”

This funding is on top of the $1 billion spent improving roads across Western Sydney as part of the NSW Government’s 2017-18 Budget.

 

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