Mid North Coast motorists are experiencing smoother and safer journeys following the completion of a multi-million dollar upgrade on Failford Road.
The $4.5 million project was jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments through the Road Safety Program and involved widening both lanes and the centre line over a stretch of about one kilometre.
The upgrades are providing a smoother and more reliable journey for motorists in the area and improving the important connection from the Pacific Highway to Forster and Tuncurry.
The project provided a welcome boost to the local economy by supporting more than 35 workers over a six-month period.
The work included an upgrade at the Tipton Place and Beverleys Road intersections, improved drainage and driveway access, a wider left slip lane, new safety barriers, and lighting.
Nationals Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Sam Farraway, said upgrades like this are ensuring a safer journey and saving motorists time each and every day.
“We’ve upgraded intersections and improved driveway access to make daily life easier for locals. It’s all part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s vision to secure a brighter future for regional NSW,” Mr Farraway said.
Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said Failford Road provides an important connection from the Pacific Highway to Forster, Tuncurry and surrounding areas for residents and visitors.
“We’ve invested in this road safety upgrade to improve journeys, reduce the risk of crashes and most importantly, save lives,” Mr Bromhead said.