Black spot funding for Hunter roads
Six road projects in the Hunter electorate have been allocated funding under the Federal government’s National Black Spot Program.
In last year’s budget the government allocated a record $500 million to the Black Spot Programme.
The Nationals Duty Senator for Hunter John Williams said Upper Hunter Shire, Singleton Council, Cessnock City and Maitland City Councils will receive funding to make sections of roads and intersections safer.
Upper Hunter Shire’s projects are –
- $60,500 to install guardrail and signage on a curve on the Merriwa-Scone Road near Queens Street at Bunnan;
- $1.2 million to install a median safety barrier for 300 metres on the Golden Highway north of Dunblane Road at Merriwa
Singleton Council’s project is –
- $630,000 for shoulder widening and curve alignment on Putty Road from Darkey Creek Road to 1.6 kilometres north at Milbrodale
Cessnock City Council will receive –
- $610,000 to widen and re-design 1.7 kilometres of Duffie Drive between Melbourne Street and Maitland Road at Aberdare
- $500,000 to widen and realign the section known as Lemming Corner on Great North Road at Laguna
Maitland City Council’s project is –
- $450,000 for the installation of a median safety barrier for 1.15 kilometres between Winders Lane and Wyndella Road on the New England Highway at Lochinvar.
Senator Williams said these projects are good news for the Councils, and anyone can nominate a length of road or intersection for consideration for 2016-17 funding.