$2 million to improve safety on Ruttleys Road

Tuesday 23 July 2013

$2 million injection to improve safety on Ruttleys Road

More than $2 million has been announced by the NSW Government across two years to improve safety and reduce crashes along Ruttleys Road at Mannering Park.

Roads Minister Duncan Gay visited the electorate today to make the announcement with the member for Swansea Garry Edwards.

"I'm delighted to visit Swansea to announce more than $2 million from the Road Toll Response Package for this important safety upgrade," Minister Gay said.

"Mr Edwards has been strongly advocating for this project with Wyong Shire Council which will also contribute $200,000.

"The NSW Government and Wyong Shire Council recognised a need to improve the safety of motorists to reduce the likelihood of crashes occurring," Minister Gay said.

"Around 8,500 vehicles travel on the road every day, including heavy vehicles transporting coal from surrounding mines," Mr Edwards said.

"In the five years to 2013 there have been 46 crashes on Ruttleys Road, involving five fatalities and 24 injuries.

"Three young people were tragically killed in two separate crashes in September and November 2012.

"The safety upgrade work will be carried out by Wyong Shire Council and includes widening the road shoulders, road resurfacing, the installation of wire safety barriers, line marking warning signs and guide posts.

"The work will be carried out at various locations on the road between the Pacific Highway and the Wyong and Lake Macquarie LGA boundary.

"Work is expected to start later this year and be completed in 2015," Mr Edwards said.

Media: Lance Northey or Marie Scoutas 9228 5271

View the original media release:
$2 million injection to improve safety on Ruttleys Road (PDF)

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