Bathurst is set to benefit from a share of $86 million being invested into road, bridge and truck wash projects across regional parts of the state through the latest round of the NSW Government’s Fixing Country Roads program.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole MP said the latest round of funding would see $650,000 invested this important infrastructure project.
“The NSW Government is investing in projects to boost freight efficiency across the regions, and improve access and connectivity across the state road network,” Paul Toole MP said.
“Fixing Country Roads has already helped regional NSW councils deliver more than 300 projects to date, with the most recent funding for the Bathurst region, adding to that list.
“With funding coming from Restart NSW, these projects will ultimately contribute to the growth of their local economies by improving freight delivery, journey times and safety outcomes.”
The $650,000 will see the construction of a 30M X 8M bridge at the site, with improvements being made to the road approaches on either side.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said Fixing Country Roads was a $543 million program which aimed to unlock the economic potential of regional NSW.
“These projects deliver important benefits for all regional road users - from passengers to producers and from heavy truck drivers to the local school bus - who all use our local and regional roads,” Mr Toole said.
“They look to repair, strengthen, widen and seal roads, as well as strengthening, widening or replacing existing bridges and culverts.
“These projects are important in supporting the regional freight task in NSW, which is expected to increase by 12 percent to 286 million tonnes by 2036.”