Coun­cil eyes $3.3m road fund wish­list

Albany Advertiser - - NEWS - Talitha Wolfe

The City of Al­bany will lobby for $3.3 mil­lion in road up­grades fund­ing af­ter the coun­cil en­dorsed fund­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for the 201819 fi­nan­cial year.

The Great South­ern Re­gional Road Fund­ing Group was ap­proved to make $2.19 mil­lion of State and Fed­eral ap­pli­ca­tions on the City’s be­half on Tues­day night.

If suc­cess­ful, the fund­ing will dou­ble the cur­rent fi­nan­cial year’s grant al­lo­ca­tion of $1.4 mil­lion, with fund­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for the 2017-18 fi­nan­cial year ex­pected to to­tal $1 mil­lion.

Fund­ing ap­pli­ca­tions will be made for a Great South­ern Re­gional Road Group Road Project grant and for State and Na­tional Black Spot Pro­gram, and Com­mod­ity Routes Sup­ple­men­tary Fund­ing.

Of these re­newals, Al­bany High­way will con­tend for $1 mil­lion of GSRRG grant fund­ing, with the City to con­trib­ute $500,000 for pro­file and asphalt over­lays.

Mill­brook Road will also vie for $500,000 for re­con­struc­tion, widen­ing and drainage works fund­ing.

Kam­pong Road, Emu Point Drive and North Road will be among the six projects hoped to re­ceived black spot fund­ing to­talling $190,000.

An­other $500,000 of CRSF grant money would be used to upgrade Mindi­hup Road and Ko­jen­errup West Road.

If suc­cess­ful, the City will con­trib­ute $1.9 mil­lion.

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