Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin to undergo $1.05 million upgrade under NSW Government's Safer Roads Program

UPGRADE: Road shoulders, flexible barriers, rumble strips, and reflective signage will be installed on Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin.
UPGRADE: Road shoulders, flexible barriers, rumble strips, and reflective signage will be installed on Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin.

Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin will undergo a $1.05 million safety upgrade, under round three of the NSW Government's Safer Roads Program.

The project will include road shoulders, flexible barriers, rumble strips, and reflective signage, delivered under the Liveable and Safe Urban Communities component of the program.

An existing project on John Renshaw Drive will also receive additional funding during the next financial year, with $3 million towards rumble strips, wire rope barriers and a protected right-turn lane, and to improve road shoulders.

This work - under the Saving Lives on Country Roads initiative - will be carried out at eight sites between George Booth Drive, Buchanan and Weakleys Drive, Beresfield.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Catherine Cusack said these measures would help keep regional motorists safe.

"We know living in regional NSW often means a lot more time spent on our roads - and this program is about making those roads as safe as possible," Ms Cusack said.

"Every life matters, and that's why we're investing in life-saving measures across our road network to see that every motorist who sets off on a journey makes it home to their family and friends."