The New South Wales Government’s Saving Lives Accelerated Program (SLAP) will invest $46 million to install rumble strips across regional highways in the state to reduce impact of driver fatigue and make roads safer.
The installation of 2,700km of rumble strips – the equivalent of driving from Sydney to Adelaide and back again – will begin by the end of June 2022.
New South Wales Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Sam Farraway, said thousands of kilometres of new rumble strips would replace existing reflective markers, under the New South Wales Government’s commitment to making regional roads safer.
“Rumble strips are estimated to reduce fatalities and injuries by 15 to 25 per cent – particularly in crashes associated with fatigue or distraction,” Mr Farraway said.
“Through the Saving Lives Accelerated Program (SLAP), our Government has committed $46 million over the next three years to install rumble strips and enhance line-marking on key regional routes.
“It’s part of our record $14.5 billion investment into regional roads and transport to improve everyday life for people living and working in New South Wales.
“Our strong economic management means we can invest more in important infrastructure and build what matters.”
Mr Farraway said the 2021-22 program included:
- Cobb Highway – Hay to Moama
- Castlereagh Highway – Lithgow to Dunedoo
- Golden Highway – Singleton to Dubbo
- Kamilaroi Highway – Quirindi to Bourke
- Gwydir Highway – Grafton to Moree
- Oxley Highway – Wauchope to Coonabarabran