Curbing crashes on the Castlereagh Highway at Marrangaroo
30 March 2021
The NSW Government is continuing in its efforts to drive the state's road toll towards zero with a safety upgrade completed on the Castlereagh Highway at Marrangaroo.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said improving safety was the aim of the $475,000 upgrade which provided widened and sealed road shoulders and safety barriers on about two kilometres of highway, about 10 kilometres north west of Lithgow.
"Across the state we are investing in hundreds of improvement and upgrade projects driven by our goal to create the safest possible environment for us all to get from A to B," Mr Toole said.
"In the five years to 30 June 2017, there were eight crashes at this location, which seriously injured seven people.
"Sealed shoulders provide a safer place for drivers to recover if their vehicle leaves the road or if they need to stop unexpectedly.
"In addition to the safety improvements, the project employed 15 people, contributing to safer regional roads and a stronger local economy.
"Safe, reliable roads are essential infrastructure for communities in the bush, and these improvements will make a big difference to people's lives every day."