Intersection Upgrade For Gordon and Grant Streets

Intersection Upgrade For Gordon and Grant Streets

More than $220,000 will be invested in Port Macquarie as part of the NSW Governments record $70 million on 172 vital safety upgrades to the state’s road network which will help to drive down the road toll Towards Zero.

Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams today announced the record investment as part of the State Government’s Safer Roads Program to carry out vital road safety upgrades throughout the state.

“Last year 254 people lost their lives in the country. That’s two-thirds of our total road toll for 2016, in one third of our population,” Mrs Williams said.

“Most of these drivers were locals and many of them died close to home. There are also literally thousands of people being seriously injured on our roads each year.”

Mrs Williams said that $220,800 would be provided to Port Macquarie-Hastings Council adjust phasings of traffic signals to provide for right turning vehicles from Gordon into Grant Street.

“The improvement works involve modifications to the existing traffic control signal infrastructure and are expected to be undertaken in the first half of next year.

“This important road safety program is funded through the Community Road Safety fund where all speed camera revenue is sent.

“This year’s improvements to the road network are estimated to save the equivalent of 419 deaths and serious injuries over the life of the projects,” Mrs Williams said.

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