Central Coast Council has secured over $800,000 from the Australian Government to tackle road safety issues at seven notorious black spots.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester approved the funding under the 2016/2017 Black Spot Programme for road safety projects in Somersby, Wyoming, Lisarow, Gosford, Patonga, Narara and Avoca Beach.
Council’s Administrator Ian Reynolds said the support from the Australian Government for these important works was very pleasing.
“With this much needed funding now signed and sealed, we’re keen to get on with delivering these vital safety improvements so that the benefits are passed on to road users as soon as possible,” Mr Reynolds said.
“Improving the road surface and installing new safety barriers and signage at these black spots will make sure motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are safer when they’re out and about on the Coast’s local roads.
“I would especially like to thank the Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester for delivering this funding, as well as NSW Roads and Maritime Services for supporting these black spot nominations.”
The latest approved projects for the Central Coast are:
$55,000 to install a safety barrier and signage on Debenham Road (west of Kowara Road) at Somersby
$35,000 to upgrade the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Cary Street at Wyoming
$207,000 to install a safety barrier and improve the road surface and signage on The Ridgeway (east of Bishendens Road) at Lisarow
$95,000 to improve the road surface and signage on Mann Street (near Gertrude Street) in Gosford
$185,000 to improve the road surface and signage on Patonga Drive (south of Karool Road) in Patonga
$77,000 to improve the road surface and signage on Mangrove Road (south of the Pacific Motorway) at Narara
$163,000 to install a safety barrier on Avoca Drive (west of The Round Drive) in Avoca Beach
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Last updated : Wed 18 Jul 2018
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