The NSW Nationals Government will invest more than $3.3 million to upgrade critical freight routes in Temora Shire to improve connectivity and road access for heavy vehicles.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the funding would upgrade Howards Road in Reefton.
“Works will be carried out on the first section of Howards Road from the Goldfields Way towards BFB Piggery,” Ms Cooke said.
“This will involve replacing a 65-year-old under width bridge and widening the area from 8m to 10m.”
“I’m very happy to see key freight routes like Howards Road receive vitally important upgrades that will keep our local economy moving.”
Temora Shire Council Mayor, Cr Rick Firman said council is delighted to receive the unprecedented funding for the local road network.
“Temora Shire councillors, staff and the community are so appreciative that works will begin on a much-needed upgrade of Howards Road,” Cr Firman said.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the latest round of funding under the Fixing Country Roads program will deliver 29 road upgrades to fast-track journeys for freight operators and drive down the cost of getting goods to market.
“The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is strengthening our supply chain to keep our state moving forward,” Mr Farraway said.
The latest round of funding brings the total number of projects funded through the Fixing Country Roads Program to more than 340 across over 80 regional NSW councils.
Full list of projects funded under round six of the Fixing Country Roads program is available https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/programs/fixing-country-roads