News Date: 17 May 2017
More than 2km of Frederick Road between Old Port Road and West Lakes Boulevard will be upgraded as part of $4.2m of works starting this week.
In total 2.38km of Frederick Road will be resurfaced through the $1.8m project, with another $1.1m to be spent upgrading Kilkenny Road. A 1.4km section of Kilkenny Road will be resurfaced between Torrens and Port roads.
In the south, another $1.3m is being invested to resurface approximately 2km of Brighton Road between Diagonal Road and Wilton Avenue.
Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan spoke of the upgrades and its importance to local commuters.
"We have significantly increased our investment in road maintenance and safety projects, with an extra $110m, and with more than half a billion dollars to spend, we are upgrading more roads more often.
"We know that the quality of our roads can make a big difference to the people who use them every day, whether it’s to commute, for the school run, to transport goods and freight, or simply to head out on the weekend.
"These arterial roads projects complement the multi-billion dollar investment we’re making on major transport infrastructure projects across the State, including the North South Corridor projects which will draw through traffic from adjacent corridors.
"The State Government is investing more than half-a-billion dollars on road maintenance and safety over four years including an additional $110m 2015-16 State Budget investment. The $110m investment will deliver more than 185 critical road projects supporting more than 300 jobs."
Section one of the Lake Macquarie Transport Interchange has been opened, providing a major boost to motorists in the region.
A dangerous intersection in Rosedale that has seen trucks crash into the barrier surrounding the local pub on numerous occasions is set to be completely redesigned.
Works to revitalise more than 1,000 kilometres of Victoria’s rail freight network will begin within weeks after the McConnell Dowell Martinus Rail joint venture was announced as the successful tenderer for the project.
A million dollar upgrade to a boating facility at Packers Camp, Redbank Road has now been completed just in time for the June/July school holidays.
The new Charles Street bus bridge and busway has officially opened to the public. The new transport infrastructure will benefit more than 30 northern suburbs bus services, saving up to six minutes on peak hour trips.