Heavy vehicle routes in areas of Farrer will be safer thanks to over $6.2m in upgrades to be funded by the Australian Government.

The Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme assists local councils and road authorities to build much-needed infrastructure, helping drivers get to their destination safely and more efficiently.

Under Round 5 allocations of the programme…

Roads in and out of Griffith will be made safer for local motorists with over $5m targetting two priority projects.

It will see the construction of a new roundabout at the Thorne Road intersection with Kidman Way to the city’s south, as well as widening the intersection of Irrigation Way and Burley Griffin Way at Yoogali.

Federation Way at Urana will also be improved with $800,000 to upgrade a 4 kilometre section around 10km north of town. It will enable both reconstruction, widening and a higher-grade of pavement enabling the carriage of High Productivity Vehicles.

And in Narrandera Shire, a futher $234,400 is being allocated to strengthen and reaseal Sandy Creek Road at Barellan.

Ms Ley said the funding in Farrer, which doubles commitments by local councils and NSW Roads and Maritime Services, is about delivering tax payer dollars exactly where it’s needed, based on local road priorities.

The Turnbull Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safely and Productivity Programme supports state, territory and local governments to enhance the capacity of existing roads and improve connections to freight networks.

More information on the programme and a full list of approved projects is available at here.