Federal MP Sussan Ley today announced major Black Spot road funding to upgrade a dangerous section of the Culcairn Holbrook Road, near Morven.

$883,265 will be spent on this busy link between the two Riverina communities, from Morven’s Purtell Street heading westerly to approximately 2km out of town.

Mayor of Greater Hume Shire, Cr Heather Wilton welcomed funding on “an area which has been the site of at least five major accidents in recent years, due to the existing alignment of the road and its susceptibility to flooding during major rain events”.

“The Culcairn Holbrook Road is also an important access link to the Hume Freeway for western areas of the Shire and a detour route away from the Hume when needed,” Cr Wilton concluded.

Ms Ley noted “black spot funding is proven to reduce fatalities and injury crashes by up to 30%; I certainly expect we’ll see a boost in safety here by sealing the road shoulders, raising and fixing the pavement surface where drivers increase speed from Morven towards Culcairn”.

The 2017/18 local black spot upgrade is one of 52 NSW sites receiving a total of $19.2 million in Federal funding across the state.

The Australian Government would like to thank the panel, which reviews priorities for the
Black Spot programme, including representatives from the NRMA, NSW Federation of P&C Associations, the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia, NSW Police, and state and local government.

For more information on the Black Spot Programme, or to nominate a black spot, visit the official website.