Steph Cooke stands beside a road. A sign says Kamarah behind her.

Three road projects aimed at delivering safer and smoother journeys across the Cootamundra electorate have received a boost as part of the NSW Government’s statewide stimulus package.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said stimulus funding from the $2.3 billion COVID-19 package announced in March has allowed local projects to be delivered sooner, while also creating 20 jobs and keeping money in the region.

“As a result of this package, $1.43 million has been allocated to road resurfacing and intersection upgrade projects across the region,” Ms Cooke said.

“This work will help provide smoother, stronger and safer roads for all road users.”

A project to improve the surface of a 1.3-kilometre section of the Burley Griffin Way at Kamarah, near Barellan, has been completed thanks to $230,000 economic stimulus funding.

The NSW Government also provided $600,000 to rebuild the intersection of the Newell Highway and Goldfields Way, north of Wyalong, while a further $600,000 will upgrade five large drains along a section of Goldfields Way.

Motorists should plan their trip, allow extra travel time and follow the directions of advance warning vehicles all signs, including reduced speed limits.