Stimulus accelerates road works at Kellys Creek

Monday, 6 July 2020

Work to upgrade the Silver City Highway at Kellys Creek in the Far West has been fast-tracked as part of the NSW Government’s economic stimulus package.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads said stimulus funding from the $2.3 billion COVID-19 package announced in March has allowed Transport for NSW to bring forward and deliver projects in addition to its planned program of work. 

“As a result of this package, $1.5 million has been allocated to strengthen and widen 2.3 kilometres of road at Kellys Creek by laying additional gravel over the existing road base,” Mr Toole said.

 “The Silver City Highway is an important route for freight and logistics operators in the Far West and these improvement works will enable safer, smoother and more reliable journeys.”

Mr Toole said that $100 million of big and small projects have been accelerated across the regions as part of the stimulus package. 

“This has allowed us to crack on with shovel-ready projects which is an important shot in the arm for the regions in terms of supporting jobs and local businesses. 

“So far 74 stimulus projects have been completed with 32 projects ongoing and more to begin this financial year, supporting about 200 jobs each week.” 

Mr Toole said work on the Silver City Highway at Kellys Creek has commenced and will take about four weeks to complete, weather permitting.

These works will be carried out on weekdays between 7am and 6pm with a detour in place for the duration of the project.

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