New bridges and road upgrades are among 21 new projects to receive investment from the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government to improve freight movements across rural and regional NSW, Member for Murray Austin Evans has announced.
Maude residents will no longer have to contend with a troubled bridge over waters with the NSW Government announcing $7.8 million from the Growing Local Economies fund for construction of a new Murrumbidgee River crossing.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro and Member for Murray Austin Evans said the new bridge will be rated for freight road trains and include a dedicated walkway to improve pedestrian safety.
Funding has also been awarded to Council under the Restart NSW Fixing Country Roads for the Jerilderie Road widening project. This project has a $1.1 million injection from the NSW Government and involves extending the road shoulder by one metre with construction of the pavement and seal for the 26 kilometres, starting from the intersection with the Cobb Highway. It will benefit the region by providing B-doubles and road trains with greater efficiency of freight movements.
NSW Restart Fixing Country Roads is a $543 million program targeted to improve regional interconnectivity and productivity.