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More than $6 million is being invested into the Upper Hunter’s road network

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More than $6 million is being invested into the Upper Hunter’s road network.

Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen made the announcement this week that five new projects and two existing road projects in the electorate would be sharing in some additional funding.

“We know living in regional NSW often means a lot more time spent on our roads – and this program is about making those roads as safe as possible,” Michael Johnsen said.

“Every life matters, and that’s why we’re investing in life-saving measures across our road network to see that every motorist who sets off on a journey makes it home to their family and friends.”

New projects receiving funding during the next financial year:

-          New England Highway, 3km south, and 3km north Parkville, $1,180,000

-          New England Highway, north of Segenhoe Road, Aberdeen, $575,000

-          New England Highway, 1.5km south of Gordon Street, Aberdeen $150,000

-          Sandy Creek Road, $419,520

-          Hebden Road, $316,357

Existing projects to receive funding during the next financial year:

-          New England Highway, Highway and Range Road at Whittingham, $2,300,000

-          Golden Highway, $1,705,000

Michael Johnsen said that 207 new projects across NSW would commence, bringing the total to $258 million for work on 383 projects next financial year.

“These are projects designed to save lives. The Nationals in Government are committed to reducing the state’s road toll and the measures we are investing in through this program will prevent the loss of more than 1500 lives and serious injuries on our roads over 15 years,” Michael Johnsen said.

The NSW Government’s $822 Million Safer Roads Program is a five-year program, with more than $300 million already spent over the last two years.

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