Sofala Road safety upgrades

THUMBS UP: Bathurst mayor Graeme Hanger and Calare MP Andrew Gee inspect the Sofala Road upgrades. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

THUMBS UP: Bathurst mayor Graeme Hanger and Calare MP Andrew Gee inspect the Sofala Road upgrades. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

THE Sofala Road north of Bathurst has been upgraded in two places under funding from the Federal Government’s Black Spot Program.

Government figures show there had been 30 crashes in five years along the sections of road at Wiagdon and Peel, including one fatality.

Calare MP Andrew Gee said Bathurst Regional Council had carried out the $765,000 upgrades.

“Safety improvements were carried out on a 3.5 kilometre section of road just south of Wattle Flat at Wiagdon, where the shoulder was widened and new safety barriers installed to prevent motorists from crossing over lanes and into oncoming traffic,” Mr Gee said.

“Work at Wiagdon also included installation of four vehicle-activated speed signs and two wet-weather activated signs through the series of tight curves on the road.

“The works on Sofala Road involved the installation of barriers, and lane widening along a 3.1 kilometre section in Peel.”

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