Cessnock Council receives Black Spot funding for works on Sandy Creek Road

SAFETY UPGRADE: Cessnock mayor Bob Pynsent, Cessnock City Council's general manager Lotta Jackson, road safety officer Alison Shelton and principal engineer traffic and transport Warren Jeffery on Sandy Creek Road.
SAFETY UPGRADE: Cessnock mayor Bob Pynsent, Cessnock City Council's general manager Lotta Jackson, road safety officer Alison Shelton and principal engineer traffic and transport Warren Jeffery on Sandy Creek Road.

Safety improvements on Sandy Creek Road from Quorrobolong to Mount Vincent are set to take place this financial year after Cessnock City Council secured a grant from the Australian Government's Black Spot Program.

A total of $343,500 will be spent, with the works to include road widening, installing W-beam guardrails with motorcycle under run protection and chevron alignment markers on curves, line marking with reflective raised pavement markers, and a vehicle-activated warning sign.

Cessnock mayor Bob Pynsent welcomed the funding announcement; one of 147 projects announced across NSW.

"I look forward to seeing this project get underway so we can improve safety for all who travel along Sandy Creek Road," Cr Pynsent said.

Secretary of the Motorcycle Council of NSW, Brian Wood, was also pleased with the result.

"The Motorcycle Council of NSW acknowledges the continued infrastructure works that support motorcyclists as they travel throughout the Cessnock LGA," Mr Wood said.

HAVE YOUR SAY: Which roads in the Cessnock LGA would you like to see upgraded, and why? Tell us at mail@cessnockadvertiser.com.au.

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