Official Media Release

Johnsen Delivering Safer Roads For Upper Hunter Electorate

Michael Johnsen today announced the Upper Hunter Electorate will receive $10 million  in vital road safety upgrades as part of the latest round of the Government’s Saving Lives on Country Roads and Liveable and Safe Urban Communities initiatives.

Mr Johnsen said as part of the $182 million record investment, $10,538,325 will be delivered through 11 projects in Upper Hunter  to help save lives and improves roads.

“From day one, road safety has been one of my top priorities, and I’m glad to be able to deliver as a Member of this NSW Government to make our roads safer,” Mr Johnsen said.

These projects will include:

Road Name Local Government Area Amount
Denman Road Upper Hunter $1,097,425
Golden Highway Singleton $100,000
Golden Highway Singleton $3,000,000
New England Highway Singleton $200,000
New England Highway Singleton $2,500,000
Dungog Road Dungog $475,000
Wollar Road Mid-Western Regional $1,060,000
New England Highway Singleton $1,500,000
Gresford Road Dungog $245,000
Gorangoola Road  


Widden Valley Way Muswellbrook $254,150

$141 million will be invested from the Saving Lives On Country Roads program, and $41 million will be invested as part of the Liveable and Safe Urban Communities program,” Mr Johnsen said.

“Not only is this NSW Government fixing local black spots, from Dungog to Merriwa, the Nationals in Government are also delivering safer roads right across New South Wales,”   Mr Johnsen said.

The Liberals & Nationals in government are investing $1.9 billion over five years to deliver the Road Safety Plan 2021.This includes $640 million for Saving Lives on Country Roads and $180 million for Liveable and Safe Urban Communities.

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