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Safer roads coming to Richmond

Six projects in the Richmond electorate have received funding under the Australian government’s Black Spot Programme.

The government made a record commitment of $500 million to the Black Spot Programme in the 2014 budget meaning 110 extra projects can be funded in NSW next financial years.

The Nationals Duty Senator for Richmond John Williams says he is pleased to advise that just over $1.5 million has been provided for the six projects, four of which are in tweed Shire Council’s area and two in Byron Shire Council’s area.

The projects in Tweed Shire are –

  • $360,000 to re-profile the curve on 300 metres of the Tweed Coast Road north of Crescent Street at Chinderah
  • $270,000 to install a single lane roundabout at the intersection of Terranora Road and Fraser Drive at Terranora
  • $242,500 to widen the inside of the curve at the intersection of Clothiers Creek Road and Condor Place at Clothiers Creek
  •  $224,000 to install a single lane roundabout at the intersection of Gollan Drive and Lakes Drive at Tweed Heads West

The projects in Byron Shire are –

  • $300,000 to install a right-hand turn lane and change the intersection from Give-Way to Stop  at a local road connection on Brunswick Valley Way at Yelgun
  • $150,000 to install curve alignment markers and other treatments on 500 metres of Wilsons Creek Road east of Montecollum Road at Mullumbimby.

“Anyone can nominate a stretch of road or intersection for consideration for black spot funding.

The nomination process for 2016-17 funding closes on the 31st of July”, Senator Williams said.

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