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SAVING LIVES ON CAPTAINS FLAT ROAD
An unsafe stretch of road is set to have major improvements through funding from the NSW Government’s Saving Lives on Country Roads Program.
The Member for Monaro John Barilaro said $538,686 would be used for significant safety upgrades on Captains Flat Road nearby the Briars Sharrow Road intersection at Carwoola.
Work on Captains Flat Road will consist of improvements to reduce the likelihood of crashes including sealed shoulders, delineation and clear zones.
Mr Barilaro joined Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Deputy Mayor Trevor Hicks to inspect the road and traffic during peak hour on Monday morning.
“While it is great to see our region expanding, with many people calling Captains Flat, Carwoola and surrounds home, it is clear that Captains Flat Road is a major thoroughfare,” Mr Barilaro said.
“Because every life lost on country roads is one too many, the NSW Government is investing $640 million to improve road safety in regional NSW.
“Country towns are tight knit places where everyone knows everyone, and the impact of a crash that kills or injures people can have devastating impact on their the community.”
Mr Barilaro said the Saving Lives on Country Roads Program aims to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on local roads by addressing high risk curves and installing safety features to prevent driver fatigue and lane departure crashes.
Approximately $50 million has been allocated in round one to deliver 98 priority road safety projects.
The Captains Flat Road project is one of a number of key roads across the Monaro to share in $2.3m worth of funding under this round of the program.
Other projects to receive funding this round include:
* $250,000 for safety barriers and sealed shoulders on the Kings Highway at Braidwood.
* $620,000 for safety barriers and sealed shoulders on the Alpine Way, 1.2km to 1.6km west of Kosciuszko Road at Crackenback.
* $528,000 for safety improvements, sealed shoulders and safety barriers on the Monaro Highway, 200m south to 2.37km north of Dromore Road at Chakola.
* $366,300 for safety improvements and sealed shoulders on the Monaro Highway at Collinton.