Outside of the Mid Western Highway and the Blayney to Orange road, Forest Reefs Road is the busiest stretch of council maintained road in the shire.
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Every day nearly 1,000 trips are made on a road that in parts, especially those just out of Millthorpe, are winding and dangerous.
That section of road will soon be realigned, widened, drainage works implemented and pavement strengthened to improve road user safety for those mine workers who use that stretch of road to travel to and from Blayney.
Other stretches of Forest Reefs Road have been upgraded and these will link with these new sections, bringing a safer journey for not only the workers, but the families that are moving into the rural residential blocks in the area.
Councillor Bruce Reynolds said that the continuing growth of those blocks will see more pressure put on this section of the road.
"Small five acre blocks like many that are coming onto the market are very popular with families, and the increase in traffic will see the stretch of road back into Millthorpe becoming busier every year," he said.
The Carbine Road sealing project brings forward a project that was not going to be delivered until 2023/24.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has announced that four projects worth a total of $3,055,718 have been approved under the Resources for Regions (RfR) Program.
The projects include:
With allocation from the Cadia (East) Special Rate Variation (SRV), this project also includes sections of realignment, and the widening, pavement strengthening and sealing of the existing unsealed section which is 2.2km in length; that is impacted by mining traffic.
Realignment is required to address poor road geometry prior to being sealed to ensure road user safety, and will require land acquisitions.
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