A 20-kilometre upgrade of Bogan Road in Parkes Shire will help users get home sooner and safer and improve the freight of stock and grain.
Nationals Member for Riverina Michael McCormack said the Nationals in government are delivering $3,186,000 towards a $3,986,000 upgrade of Bogan Road through the Remote Roads Upgrade Program (RRUP).
The project involves extending the bitumen seal by four kilometres, upgrading three causeways to improve freight efficiency and HML access, and the resheeting of 16 kilometres of unsealed road to improve drainage, alignment, and pavement.
The $150 million RRUP targets unsealed roads and safety works including resurfacing, removing dangerous corners and managing vegetation.
“Parkes Shire Council has identified Bogan Road as a route which would benefit the community with an upgrade which will make it safer and, in turn, more productive for commercial users,” Mr McCormack said.
The Nationals in Government are investing more in regional roads than ever before as part of a record $120 billion 10-year infrastructure investment program.
“When I was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development I made it my mission to deliver better and safer roads for rural and regional Australia,” Mr McCormack said.
“It does not matter where you live – you deserve the best road possible.
“The upgrading of Bogan Road will also create local jobs for local people.”