Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley, and Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Jamie Briggs, have confirmed funding of $250,000 to fix a significant road black spot in the Murray Shire.

The funding will target a stretch of Pericoota Rd near the Thyra Rd intersection, west of Moama.

Ms Ley said “the works will involve widening the road shoulder and improving
the superelevation for a 1.5km section before and after the Thyra Road turnoff”.

“Accessed by more than 400 vehicles daily, this is a busy thoroughfare for freight,
local and tourist traffic between Moama and Barham, with a number of near misses and
at least two serious accidents recorded in recent years.”

“Black spot projects target dangerous roads to save local lives and reduce road trauma, ensuring our road network is safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians”.

Mr Briggs noted the Australian Government’s record commitment of $500 million to
the Black Spot Programme in the 2014 Budget would fix more roads than ever before.

“As a result of our additional investment, an extra 110 NSW projects will be funded in 2015-16”.

“Based on the outcomes typically delivered by black spot funding, these extra projects
are expected to save an additional 13 lives and prevent 671 injury crashes over 10 years,
delivering economic dividends of around $214 million”.

Further information and forms to nominate local road black spots can be downloaded here.