New metropolitan road safety projects to be rolled out

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New safety barriers, traffic lights and road widening are among projects to be rolled out under the fifth and final round of the NSW Government’s $822 million Safer Roads Program.

Minister for Metropolitan Roads Natalie Ward said 20 new projects worth $37 million will be delivered in 2022/23 under the Program’s Liveable and Safe Urban Communities Initiative.

“This valuable program was set up by the NSW Government in 2018 and since then we’ve committed to delivering more than 270 projects in metropolitan areas in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong,” Mrs Ward said.

“It’s critical we continue to create safe road environments for everyone, not just for those behind the wheel, but also our pedestrians and cyclists.

“The Safer Roads Program forms an important pillar of our road safety vision and is estimated to prevent around 1500 serious injuries and deaths on NSW roads over 15 years.”

The Program is made up of two elements – the Liveable and Safe Urban Communities Initiative and the Saving Lives on Country Roads Initiative.

In regional NSW, $89 million is also being allocated in this round of the Program to fund 24 new projects as well as a number of ongoing projects.

The Safer Roads Program is delivered in partnership with local councils and is funded through the Community Road Safety Fund – which includes every dollar from all fines from camera-detected offences.

For a full list of approved projects in this round, see here.