Dungog Road receives blackspot funding

Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie inspects the Clarence Town Road Blackspot with Dungog Shire Council’s Executive Manager of Infrastructure and Assets, Steve Hitchens.
Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie inspects the Clarence Town Road Blackspot with Dungog Shire Council’s Executive Manager of Infrastructure and Assets, Steve Hitchens.

Dungog Shire Council has received $770,000 in Federal Government funding to fix two blackspots at Martins Creek and Brookfield.

Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie announced the funding on Friday, April 13.

“I’m delighted to be able to announce we have secured funding of $770,00 to undertake improvements on Dungog Road both near Merchants Road, and further up Dungog Road at Gardiners Road at Martins Creek,” he said.

“Improvements to Clarence Town Road at Brookfield will also be undertaken.

“These projects are being funded under the Federal Coalition Government’s record infrastructure investment which includes $15,544,897 toward 80 projects in New South Wales under this latest round of blackspot funding.”

The Dungog Shire projects include:

·         $260,000 to install w-beam barrier on roadside, curve alignment markers, new curve and advisory speed signs, road feature signs, and motorcycle protection -Intersection of Clarence Town Road and 450m to 950m North of Glen William Road at Brookfield;

·         $510,000 to install curve alignment markers, clearzone, and new curve and advisory speed signs, improve road geometry, and improve curved shoulder - Intersection of Dungog Road and Merchants Road and Gardiners Road at Martins Creek:

In addition to these works in the Dungog Shire, roads further south in the Port Stephens Shire have also received blackspot funding.

“The Coalition Government has extended the Black Spot Program and is providing $60 million per year from 2021-22 onwards, building on the current $684.5 million investment from 2013-14 to 2020-21.

“None of these projects would be delivered without the community’s vital input, and I’d encourage all residents and motorists in the region to nominate projects for future funding rounds.”

For more information, or to make a nomination, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/

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