• The Hon. Paul Toole MP

ROAD SAFETY IN FOCUS FOR DUCKMALOI ROAD

Duckmaloi Road in the Bathurst Electorate will receive $1,485,000 for vital road safety works as round four of the $822 million Safer Roads Program begins to roll out.


Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the investment in Duckmaloi Road in the Lithgow Local Government Area is being made through the Safer Roads Program which is all about saving lives on our roads.


“Projects like these make a huge difference to locals, and help ensure everyone who travels on our roads makes it home safely at the end of the day,” Mr Toole said.

“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.


“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.


“These road improvements are designed to save lives and will include upgrades to Duckmaloi Road, 19.63km - 25.13km east of Oberon.”



Mr Toole said works would include the installation of vehicle activated signs (VAS), curve alignment markers (CAMs), improved sealed road shoulder up to 2.5m on curves, a full width traversable clear zone, tall flexible barriers on the roadside, profile (audio-tactile) edge line and profile (audio-tactile) centre line.


“This latest round of the program builds on the Federal and NSW Government’s $408 million commitment in March to deliver hundreds of projects designed to reduce road trauma and save lives,” Mr Toole said.