Cooma, NSW receives $140M infrastructure investment

The federal government has announced a $140 million investment towards the Safer Roads Program which will see major road upgrades for Cooma, NSW.

Under the proposal, one of Cooma’s key intersections joining the Monaro Highway and Baron Street will receive an upgrade.

Michael McCormack, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development said works on the intersection will help to reduce road accidents in the region.

“Improving safety on our roads is critically important – even one death or serious injury on our roads is one too many,” McCormack said.

John Barilaro, Deputy Premier and State Member for Monaro, said community safety is a priority in the Cooma community.

“We know small projects like these can make a big difference to making sure people make it home safely at the end of the day,” said Barilaro. “The Safer Roads Program will also create around 950 direct or indirect jobs over the life of projects, at a time when they’re needed most, building on our vision for a safer, stronger regional NSW.”

Stage one of the works have already commenced with upgrades to footpaths, street corners and relocate utilities underway. The construction is estimated to take six weeks.

According to Barilaro, stage two works will see more works such as the construction of a new roundabout and concrete islands as well as  drainage works and sign lighting.

Residents have been advised to allow extra time for travel, with delays likely to be expected.

For more information on the works, visit the Department of Infrastructure and Transport’s website.

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