Work has started on a pedestrian refuge upgrade on Kosciuszko Road in Jindabyne to improve safety for all road users.
Nationals Senator for New South Wales Perin Davey said the project forms part of the $398 million road safety investment by the Nationals in the NSW and Australian governments under the Safer Roads Program.
“This project aims to improve road safety for pedestrians and cyclists by providing better crossing facilities, with the centrepiece of the project being the installation of a new pedestrian refuge,” Senator Davey said.
“The Australian Government is proud to have committed $140 million across the State towards this vital safety-boosting program as part of our COVID-19 stimulus funding.”
Deputy Premier and State Member for Monaro John Barilaro said work will continue over the next three weeks, weather permitting.
“We heard the concerns of the community loud and clear, and I’m proud to be delivering this important upgrade for the Jindabyne community which will improve safety and convenience for all road users,” Mr Barilaro said.
“The work will see new pram ramps installed and upgrades to both the kerb and gutter, ensuring pedestrians can safely cross this busy stretch of road while also easing congestion in the area.
“In addition to delivering this much-needed upgrade, this project will also provide a boost to the local economy by supporting the ongoing employment of up to 14 people,” he said.