Rural and regional roads to get $3.9 billion

18 June 2013

Rural and regional roads to get $3.9 billion from 2013-2014 Budget

Rural and regional NSW infrastructure projects have received a record funding boost with
$3.9 billion invested as part of the 2013-2014 State Roads Budget.

“We are committed to delivering the infrastructure rural and regional NSW deserve to help link our communities and provide the safe and efficient passage for freight throughout our state,” Roads Minister Duncan Gay said.

The Government has committed $220 million to continue work on the dual carriageway upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Tintenbar to Ewingsdale.

Key highlights include:

  • $180m to start work on  the dual carriageway upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Frederickton and Eungai (State and Federal funded)
  • $145m to start work on the dual carriageway upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Coffs Harbour (Sapphire) and Woolgoolga (State and Federal funded)
  • $140m to start work on the dual carriageway upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Nambucca Heads and Urunga (State and Federal funded)
  • $100m to progress planning and preconstruction work for the upgrade of the Pacific Highway between Woolgoolga and Ballina (State and Federal funded)
  • $50m to award the construction contract and commence construction on the upgrade of the Pacific Highway between the Oxley Highway and Kundabung (State and Federal funded)
  • $24.7m to complete work on the dual carriageway upgrade of the Pacific Highway at Devils Pulpit (State and Federal funded)
  • $20m to complete planning and undertake preconstruction work on the section of
    Pacific Highway between Warrell Creek and Urunga (State and Federal funded)

Princes Highway: $202m on upgrades and maintenance

  • $115m to continue work on the Princes Highway Gerringong upgrade between Mount Pleasant and Toolijooa Road 
  • $19m to progress planning and preconstruction activities and award a construction contract for the Princes Highway, Foxground and Berry bypass 
  • $18m to complete work on the Princes Highway at South Nowra, between Kinghorne Street and Forest Road

Hunter Expressway: $222m

  • $222m to complete work on the Hunter Expressway between the Pacific Motorway (F3) at Seahampton and the New England Highway at Branxton (State and Federal funded).

Works on the Great Western Highway: $140m on upgrades and maintenance

  • $47 million to complete work on the four lane upgrade of the Great Western Highway between Woodford and Hazelbrook (State and Federal funded)
  • $43 million to continue work on the final upgrade projects east of Katoomba, at
    Bullaburra and between Bullaburra and Wentworth Falls
  • $8.5 million to progress planning for safety improvement to the Great Western Highway in the Hartley Valley (State and Federal funded)

Bells Line of Road Improvement Program

  • Up to $43 million for safety works, realignments and additional overtaking lanes;
    including $1 million in 2013-14 to start planning

Other major rural and regional road projects:

  • $35 million to continue the Bridges for the Bush Program, including:
    • Cobb Highway, second bridge over the Murray River (planning)
    • Kamilaroi Highway, replacement of Tulludunna Bridge over Namoi River
    • Olympic Highway, replacement of Kapooka Rail Bridge (planning)
    • Oxley Highway, replacement of Gunnedah Railway Bridge
    • Snowy Mountains Highway, widen Bemboka River Bridge at Morans Crossing
  • $5 million for additional overtaking lanes on the Newell Highway
  • $7.4 million to progress planning for a second bridge over the Clarence River at Grafton
  • $5.59 million for pavement rebuilding, pavement resurfacing, and initial sealing at various locations on the Silver City Highway
  • $1.105 million for initial sealing at a number of locations on the Cobb Highway

Media: Marie Scoutas 0467 739 976 or Lance Northey 0467 743 192

View the original media release: Rural and regional roads to get $3.9 billion from 2013-2014 Budget (PDF)

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