Four Orange roads will be given a makeover worth more than $2 million as part of a Federal and NSW government push to improve roads in regional areas, while Cabonne is also in line for a $3.75 million boost.
Ploughmans Lane, the corner of Prince and Anson Street and Leewood Drive will share in $1 million for reclamation and stabilisation of the roads, while Lone Pine Avenue and Wakeford Streets from Bathurst Road to Icely Road will also be given a re-do and resurfacing under funding announced on Tuesday.
Baldry Road linking Cumnock to Renshaw-McGrirr Road will be sealed, a job which will cost over $1 million, while Paling Yards Roads in Cudal is also set for a $400,000 sealing job.
The nearly $6 million in total is comprised of a 50/50 contribution between the Australian Government and NSW Government.
The Australian Government has committed $191 million to build on the NSW Government's $500 million Fixing Local Roads program, ensuring even more regional communities benefit, faster.
Federal Member for Calare and Minister for Decentralisation and Regional Education, Andrew Gee said the funding injection into would have far-reaching benefits for motorists' safety and local employment.
"This funding will ensure that essential, shovel-ready projects can get moving as soon as possible, while increasing job opportunities for local tradies," said Mr Gee.
"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 are increasing, it's never been more important to improve road safety and accessibility for locals and others travelling to and from our regions.
The 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, which the government said will create an estimated 3,500 jobs in regional NSW.
Projects will need to be delivered within two years of receiving funding, to ensure that local communities are benefiting sooner.
Round one of the Fixing Local Roads program will see $250 million invested in 258 projects across 83 Local Government Areas.
Applications for round two of the program will open later this year.
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