Waterfall Way safety improvements to start soon
Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey has announced more than $3 million to improve safety and travel times on the Waterfall Way.
Mrs Pavey said funding provided in the 2017-18 State Budget will go towards the delivery of improvements identified in a road safety review and the Draft Waterfall Corridor Strategy.
“The Waterfall Way provides a vital transport link for local communities and industries, and is one of the most scenic roads on the North Coast,” Mrs Pavey said.
“Roads and Maritime Services carried out a safety review after feedback from the local community, so this announcement is also a win for them.”
Mrs Pavey said the $3 million will go towards slope remediation at Sherrard Falls and east of Newell Falls, and road repairs will be carried out near Raleigh Dam.
“Lane and shoulder widening and future overtaking lanes between the Pacific Highway and Bellingen will also be investigated and planned.”
“Another investigation will be carried out as part of this funding to look at areas for motorists to pull over on Dorrigo Mountain.”
The Draft Waterfall Corridor Strategy which sets out future priorities will be released for community feedback in coming weeks.