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Sydney and Central Coast roads to be upgraded with $253.5m investment


Posted by Monica Gameng

Approximately $253.5 million has been invested towards congestion-busting projects for Sydney and the Central Coast roads to get motorists where they need to be, safer and sooner.

“This is a significant investment in tackling the congestion hotspots that are costing people precious time and losing businesses money.

“People living in Sydney know better than anyone the very real impacts road congestion has on people’s lives and we are doing something about the pinch points and bottlenecks that lie at the heart of the problem,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

This investment is being delivered through the billion dollar Urban Congestion Fund and the funding will cover:

  • $95 million to upgrade The Horsley Drive in the city’s south-west

  • $50 million toward widening King Georges Road in the city’s south

  • $50 million to upgrade Homebush Bay Drive, including investigating options to improve traffic flow at the intersection of Australia Avenue and Underwood Road

  • $4.5 million to upgrade Blaxland Road at the Balaclava Road intersection in Eastwood

  • $4 million to upgrade Princes Highway at Waratah Street in Kirrawee

  • $7.5 million for commuter car park upgrades at Panania

  • $7.5 million for commuter car park upgrades at Hurstville

  • $35 million for commuter car parking at Gosford Station and Woy Woy Station on the Central Coast

“This is not only the major freeways but the local pinch points which cause daily headaches to commuters,” Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said.

The $1 billion Urban Congestion Fund is a major investment from the Australian Government that is spent on projects that will help ease congestion, improve road safety and efficiency for freight and commuter vehicles in urban areas across Australia.

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Source: Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population; Prime Minister of Australia; SBS News; Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

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