Federal Member for Farrer Sussan Ley today announced the next round of works to improve safety for vehicles using Hanwood’s Kidman Way on the outskirts of Griffith.

The local MP said in coming months upgrading will start on the intersection with McGann and Jack McWilliam roads, to deliver improved turning treatments, widened lanes, as well as new drainage and local services.

“This is a really busy thoroughfare, delivering stock, freight and people into and out of the city; at last count around 5,000 vehicles use the intersection daily, with 15% of those heavy vehicles.”

“I know the works in the area seem constant, but this upgrade will provide a much smoother traffic flow, as well as greater safety for the wide mix of traffic accessing the McWilliam Rd processing and manufacturing sites, as well as the busy winery.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development
Michael McCormack said the works would increase the capacity of roads around Griffith and improve connections to freight networks.

“Around regional Australia, the Liberal and Nationals’ Government is investing in making local roads safer, so people can get home sooner and safer and boost productivity,” Mr McCormack said.

The Australian and NSW governments have each committed up to $202,500 to the $405,000 Kidman Way (McGann & Jack McWilliam Rds) project.

The works are part of the Federal Liberal and Nationals’ Government’s commitment of over $130 million to fund upgrades in more than 90 locations Australia-wide under Round 6 pf the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program (HVSPP).

For more information on the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, link here.