Roads in the region will get special attention after the Federal and State government announced they will join forces to 'turbocharge' a program which will improve roads and create jobs in the Mid-Western region.
A sum of $5,299,700 has been set aside for the works, with that amount being split between both governments.
The funding is part of a committed $191 million to build on the NSW Government's $500 million Fixing Local Roads program.
"This funding will ensure that essential, shovel-ready projects can get moving as soon as possible, while increasing job opportunities for local tradies," said Federal Member for Calare and Minister for Decentralisation and Regional Education, Andrew Gee said.
"Country roads are often riddled with potholes and require ongoing maintenance. This funding will not only improve road safety for locals, but also for those travelling to and from the area.
"As the national economy continues to open up post-COVID and remote working arrangements increase, it's never been more important to improve road safety and accessibility for locals and others travelling to and from our regions.
"This is a fantastic partnership between the Australian Government and NSW Government that opens up valuable jobs to our region over the next 12 months as councils get cracking on delivery."
The government says investment will see a total of $382 million in joint funding allocated nationally to shovel-ready projects that are able to start within the next 12 months, driving an estimated 3,500 jobs in regional NSW.
Applications for round two of the program will open later this year.
What is being done?
According to a release from Andrew Gee's office, a number of sections of road in the region will be sealed, making all collector bus routes in the region totally sealed.
- Sealing 22.4km of Aarons Pass Road that is unsealed.The works will include strengthening the pavement followed by sealing a width of 6.0m while re-establishing table drains and clearing shoulders as part of the work.
- Sealing of Coxs Creek Road (Segment 50), Mebul Road (Segments 30, 40, 50, 60), Pyramul Road (Segments 120,130,150,160).
The works will include strengthening the pavement followed by sealing a width of 6.0m while re-establishing table drains and clearing shoulders as part of the work.