Safety upgrade completed on Castlereagh Highway

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The New South Wales (NSW) Government has just finished up work to increase the safety of the Castlereagh highway at Marrangaroo.

The $475,000 upgrade aimed to increase the width of the road, as well as install safety barriers along approximately two kilometres of the highway.

The Minister for Regional Transport Paul Toole said the works aim to prevent further accidents on the Castlereagh highway.

“In the five years to 30 June 2017, there were eight crashes at this location, which seriously injured seven people,” Toole said

“Across the state we are investing in hundreds of improvement and upgrade projects driven by our goal to create the safest possible environment for us all to get from A to B.”

The state Government has announced it hope to reduce the state’s death toll from road accidents to zero, with similar upgrades to infrastructure and roads being rolled out throughout NSW.

The impact of rural road upgrades is essential to preventing road accident sin the community Toole said.

“Safe, reliable roads are essential infrastructure for communities in the bush, and these improvements will make a big difference to people’s lives every day,” he said.

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