STRONG FEDERAL INVESTMENT INTO ROADS IN GREY
Posted on Monday, 3 September, 2018
for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased to announce more Federal investment
into local roads.
“I am really
pleased the Australian Government has committed funding of $1,450,000 toward
the widening of the road seal of 20 curves on the Tod Highway and 12 curves on
the Birdseye Highway,” Mr Ramsey said.
improvements will improve safety and reduce the risk of head-on and
lost-control crashes on curves.
“The Tod Highway is a heavily utilised route
for heavy vehicles who share the road with cars, travellers and tourists.
“I am also pleased we have committed $1,425,000 toward the construction
of a new rest area and the upgrade of an existing rest area on the Lincoln
Highway about 100kms south of Whyalla.
“The Lincoln Highway is a heavily utilised
route for heavy vehicles who share the road with cars, travellers and tourists
“The highway will
soon be more efficient, more reliable and safer thanks to upgrades being funded
under round six of the Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity
“We all understand how important
it is to upgrade these roads – we all drive them often and see firsthand the
jobs and opportunities agriculture and transport brings to Grey.
The Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development
Michael McCormack said the program provides funding to local councils and State
and Territory Governments to help fund works designed to improve the safety and
efficiency of important heavy vehicle routes around the nation.
“Around Australia we are investing in helping people get home sooner and
safer, no matter where they live,” Mr McCormack said.
“That’s why we
are continuing to deliver road funding where it’s needed, based mainly on the
local knowledge, especially to councils which make up more than 60 per cent of
the 93 projects selected under this latest round of funding.”
More on the
Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, including a full list of
successful Round Six projects, is available at: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/heavy_vehicle_safety_and_productivity.aspx
Leonie Lloyd-Smith 08 8633 1744 Mr Ramsey
September 3 2018