Princes Highway in NSW receives $5.2M in safety upgrades

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The New South Wales Government is funding $5.2 million for safety upgrades on the Princes Highway between Turlinjah and Bodalla.

Improvements will include wider centre lines, sealed road shoulders and dedicated turning lanes and the works will take seven months to complete.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said this important safety work started on Thursday 25th of February.

“The improvements include new drainage on a 4.6 kilometre section of the highway to ensure more efficient water run off during heavy rain to minimise the chance of vehicles sliding on slippery surfaces,”  Toole said.

“Funded under the Safer Roads program, the safety improvements were identified as a result of the Princes Highway route safety review which targets improved road safety, reliability and access for the community, freight and tourists.”

Member for Bega Andrew Constance said the NSW Government is moving forward with delivering a safer Princes Highway.

“We’re committed to delivering safer and stronger regions with more reliable journeys right along the Princes Highway. The work will help improve trips for the 5000 vehicles which use this section of the highway each day,” Constance said.

“This work builds on our vision for a safer and more reliable road and is part of our Roadmap to 2040 for the Princes Highway.”

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