Road safety funding for Coffs
ROAD safety upgrades are planned for Red Hill and areas of Coffs Harbour to help reduce the road toll.
Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser announced the works, which will be funded by the NSW Government's $170 million five-year Road Toll Response Package.
"More than $140 million in funding will be provided state-wide for road safety upgrades including highway and local government route safety reviews, the installation of rumble strips, wire rope barriers and the widening of road shoulders in high crash areas," Mr Fraser said.
"Parts of the Coffs Harbour area have been identified as having poor crash history and in response we have identified these sites as a priority for the upgrades.
He said $217,500 has been secured so that safety improvements can be installed on Coramba Rd in the Red Hill and Coffs Harbour areas by June 30, 2014, weather permitting.
"While our road toll has been reducing during the past decade, there are still too many people dying on our roads.
Preliminary figures for 2011 show 376 people died on NSW roads, which is why road safety remains a key priority.
"We are committed in our efforts to make our roads safer and this early work is the part of the delivery of the Road Toll Response Package," he said.