Road up­grades

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The Lower River and Tup­pal roads out of Tocumwal will be­come safer fol­low­ing a fund­ing an­nounce­ment from the NSW Govern­ment.

Ap­prox­i­mately $128,000 has been al­lo­cated out of the 2015/16 NSW Bud­get for the roads’ im­prove­ments.

There will be an up­grade of the east­ern end of one of the con­crete cause­ways on the Lower River Rd where there has been three ac­ci­dents in the past five years.

Mem­ber for Mur­ray Adrian Pic­coli says the fund­ing is a win for road users in the Tocumwal area and that plan­ning work can now start.

‘‘The pro­gram will fund up­grades to (these roads) that will in­clude lo­calised widen­ing of curves on bridge ap­proaches and line mark­ing im­prove­ments which is pos­i­tive news for road users,’’ Mr Pic­coli said.

‘‘Gen­er­ally, projects ap­proved un­der this pro­gram are lower cost im­prove­ments which can be de­liv­ered quickly to pro­vide greater safety for all road users in lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

‘‘These im­por­tant road safety projects will be de­liv­ered in part­ner­ship with lo­cal govern­ment.’’

The fund­ing is part of the NSW Road Safety Strat­egy which aims to re­duce the num­ber and sever­ity of crashes on NSW roads.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the pro­gram visit

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