Road safety improved

John Barilaro inspects the works. Photo: supplied.
John Barilaro inspects the works. Photo: supplied.

Motorists can expect safer conditions on the Kings Highway, with the completion of the final project in the $33 million roads package. 

The $17.9 million project to straighten the 4.1 kilometres of highway between River Forest Road and the Mongarlowe River was the final in the 17 projects delivered as part of a five-year program of work between Queanbeyan and Nelligen.

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Mr Barilaro said he was glad to see safety improved for motorists on the highway.

"I am glad the 3,000 motorists who travel on the Kings Highway every day now enjoy substantially improved travel conditions," Mr Barilaro said. 

“This extensive program of work is a clear demonstration of the NSW Government's commitment to improving road safety in rural and regional communities across the state.”

Works improved improvements to a 117 kilometre section of the highway as well as curve realignment and widening east of Nelligen, and at Misty Mountain.

"The NSW government invested the funding for major improvements on the highway after a road safety review found in the five years to June 2012 there were 173 casualty crashes, resulting in 14 fatalities and 250 injuries," said Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey.

"The section of highway near River Forest Road was selected for an upgrade following a tragic double fatality in 2012.”