Nine gravel roads totalling 37.8 kilometres in the Blayney shire are to re-sheeted thanks to a $950,362 grant from round three of the NSW government's Fixing Local Roads Program.
The new works are in addition to council's current re-sheeting program.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the local projects are among 138 to rollout under the $153 million third round of the Program.
"These roads have deteriorated significantly due to extended wet weather. The project will see the application of 100mm of gravel across the length of the selected roads," he said.
"These projects will give councils a helping hand to address their maintenance backlog and to maintain roads that really matter to their communities, delivering safer trips to school or to the shops, as well as more efficient journeys for freight operators and primary producers."
The roads to be re-sheeted with 100mm of gravel are:
- Caloola Rd, Newbridge
- Snake Creek Rd, Garland
- Wilsons Lane, Tallwood
- Ferndale Lane, Tallwood
- Dicksons Lane, Tallwood
- McKellars Lane, Hobbys Yards
- Mallowgrove Road, Barry
- Myers Lane, Millthorpe
- Beneree Road, Tallwood
The Carcoar Street rehabilitation and the patching of a 3.7 kilometre section of Panuara Road have been funded under round two of the Fixing Local Roads Program.
"Small projects like these not only make a big difference to the roads locals use every day, but they'll also support the domestic tourist market when our regions open up again," Mr Toole said.
"We know that sometimes its small projects that can drive big benefits in the bush. This program is helping to deliver better journeys on the roads families use every day.
"Communities across the state are already reaping the benefits of this program with 97 projects now open to traffic - and today's announcement will see councils deliver a further 138 projects over the next two years.
"These projects won't just ensure that locals see the benefits of this investment every time they get behind the wheel, they're also supporting an additional 1,374 jobs throughout construction."