Six NSW highways to receive safety upgrades

More than 2,700 kilometres of rumble strips will be installed along regional highways in New South Wales as part of the state government’s Saving Lives Accelerated Program (SLAP).

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Sam Farraway, said the new rumble strips will be replacing existing reflective markers, under the NSW Government’s commitment to making regional roads safer by reducing driver fatigue.

“Rumble strips are estimated to reduce fatalities and injuries by 15 to 25 per cent – particularly in crashes associated with fatigue or distraction,” he said.

“Through the Saving Lives Accelerated Program (SLAP), our Government has committed $46 million over the next three years to install rumble strips and enhance line-marking on key regional routes.”

Farraway said the program includes the Cobb Highway, Castlereagh Highway, Golden Highway, Kamilaroi Highway, Gwydir Highway and Oxley Highway.

“It’s part of our record $14.5 billion investment into regional roads and transport to improve everyday life for people living and working in NSW,” he said. “Our strong economic management means we can invest more in important infrastructure and build what matters.”

Work is expected to begin from the end of the month, between 7am and 6pm seven days a week.

Reduced speed limits of 40 km/h will be present during work hours, along with single lane closures.

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