With 16 lives already lost on NSW roads in 2019, the state government has announced additions measures to make our roads safer in regional NSW.
Speaking with Triple M, Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the announcement will see $182 million going towards boosting road safety in NSW.
Part of an overall $1.9 Billion, 5 year program, it will see 113 kilometres of safety barriers installed, along with 3,000 kilometres of rumble strips and 2,800 kilometres of wider centre lines to prevent vehicles from crossing into oncoming traffic causing head on crashes.
The Deputy Premier told Triple M that while training is also needed, it is up to government to invest in road infrastructure.
“Yes we’ve got to have education, we have to remind people of the dangers, but we’re really committed to make sure we see a significant investment in roads, and that’s why our investment in safer roads in regional NSW is important”, Mr Barilaro said.
Mr Barilaro was joined by NSW Roads Minister Melinda Pavey in Kempsey.
The news comes off the back of Tuesday’s announcement of a community committee to progress forward with the Coffs Harbour Bypass which will include tunnels.