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Works start on Tocal Road upgrade

Construction has begun on the upgrade to Tocal Road, with the works forming part of the New South Wales Government’s $543 million Fixing Country Roads Program.

Construction has begun on the upgrade to Tocal Road, with the works forming part of the New South Wales Government’s $543 million Fixing Country Roads Program.

Funding between the program, as well as funding from Maitland City Council will support the completion of the project, which is set to deliver resurfacing and the widening of two sections of Tocal Road to have wider 3.5 metre travel lanes in each direction, with a section of the road to be realigned to improve sight distance and safety.

The Fixing Country Roads Program funds the delivery of freight projects that improve the capacity, access, efficiency and reliability of local road networks. It aims to make it easier to transport goods across the state by reducing the cost of freight, while also providing local opportunities such as employment and boosts to local economies.


 

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Councils can apply for funding under the program to repair and upgrade their local roads to improve the movement of freight. This includes works to repair, strengthen, widen, seal and improve guttering and pavements on local roads.

Previous examples works that have been achieved under the program include strengthening, widening, or building roads, bridges or culverts, building truck wash facilities, and upgrades to improve the flood resilience of the network.

To view the latest list of projects to receive funding, including Tocal Road, click here.

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