Safer roads for Ballina
The NSW Government is committed to driving down the road toll with a record investment of $68 million to boost safety upgrades across the state road network.
North Coast Nationals MLC Ben Franklin said Roads and Maritime Services is working with Ballina Shire Council and Byron Shire Council to deliver more than $3 million of road upgrades.
“Ballina Shire Council will install a two lane roundabout at the intersection of The Coast and Skennars Head roads in Skennars Head,” Mr Franklin said.
“Work will be carried out at Ross Lane in Lennox Head and will improve the road alignment”.
“Byron Shire Council will provide intersection improvements at Benloro Lane, improve the road alignment and install edge lines on Tyagarah Road at Tyagarah.
“Work planned for Bangalow Road near Springvale Road will improve conditions for motorists driving on that section of road particularly during wet weather.
“Each project is selected based on road safety risk with the most appropriate and cost-effective measures to reduce the risk and severity of crashes.
“Since 2011, the NSW Government has committed more than $46 million towards upgrading and repairing council owned and managed roads in the Ballina electorate.”
Mr Franklin said this work was a great outcome for the Ballina electorate with the investment aimed at keeping roads safe for local communities.
The NSW Government has provided around $200 million for the Safer Roads program in the past three years.