Million dollar road safety boost

A dozen new road safety projects are set to be rolled out through the State Government’s Safer Roads Program.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said more than $1.43M would be invested on upgrades, including road surface improvements, signage and median strips.

“Regional areas like the Central Coast have higher rates of road crashes and fatalities, which is why this million dollar road safety boost is so important,” Crouch said.

“These 12 new safety projects stretch from one end of the Central Coast to the other, and I am pleased that every electorate is receiving its fair share of funding.”

Member of the Legislative Council, Taylor Martin, said the new projects were in addition to a $300M investment in Coast roads over the last two years.

“The NSW Government has committed $258M in the 2020-21 financial year for 383 projects that are designed to save lives,” Martin said.

New projects receiving funding during the next financial year include:

Wyong Rd, Reliance Dr and Bryant Dr intersection, vehicle activated signage, $232,000; Avoca Dr and Melville St, Kincumber, road upgrade, raised median and signage, $230,000; Pacific Hwy and Cutler Dr, Watanobbi, raised islands, new stop signs, $229,000; Albany St North, Gosford, raised intersection and marked pedestrian crossing, $130,000; Blackwall Rd, Woy Woy, raised pedestrian threshold and crossing and electronic signage, $108,000; George Downes Dr, Kulnura, shoulder widening, crash barrier and curve alignment markers, $100,000; Wisemans Ferry Rd, Somersby, vehicle activated signage, non-skid surface, motorcycle underrun barrier and curve alignment markers, $100,000; Old Maitland Rd, Mardi, vehicle activated signage, high friction pavement, motorcycle underrun barrier and curve alignment markers, $100,000; Henry Parry Dr and Wells St, East Gosford, traffic signal upgrade, $56,500; Mount Ettalong Rd, Umina Beach, shoulder widening, raised median and marked cycle lanes, $50,000; Alison Rd, Wyong, raised safety platform at intersection, $50,000; and, Wyong Rd and Bundilla Rd, Glenning Valley, traffic signal upgrade, $47,000.

Media release, Feb 24
Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch