Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Gilmore Safety Package was delivering crucial road safety upgrades to the south coast of New South Wales.
“Road crashes cost the national economy an estimated $27 billion per year, impacting on the lives of families, motorists and local communities alike,” Mr. Truss said.
“This particular component of the Gilmore Safety Package sees the road widened, allowing heavy vehicles to pull over and let other vehicles pass.”
Federal Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis said the upgrade will improve commute times for many residents, with locals beginning to see a vastly improved road network.
“Moss Vale Road provides an important link between Nowra and Bowral, while also linking the Princes Highway with the Hume Highway,” Mrs. Sudmalis said.
“The work aims to provide a safer route for motorists, particularly those travelling to the historic village of Kangaroo Valley and to the Southern Highlands towns of Bowral, Moss Vale and Mittagong for work.
“Works are also being progressed on Turpentine Road, which will upgrade the road’s capacity while also improving safety for road users.”
The Australian Government fully funded the $690,000 Moss Vale Road upgrade.
The Australian Government is contributing $5 million towards the upgrade Package.