MORE than $500,000 will be spent on rehabilitation work on Bathurst's busy Havannah Street - and the project will start within six months.
Havannah Street, at the intersection with the Great Western Highway, and rural Caloola Road, south-west of Bathurst, are two of nine funding recipients under the NSW Government's Fixing Local Roads program.
Mayor Ian North, who was with Member for Bathurst Paul Toole for the announcement on Thursday, said Havannah Street is important as it is regularly used by large trucks.
"It gives us a chance to not only fix the road, but make it better, because the way Bathurst is growing, we need to make sure the roads are ready for the future," he said.
"This is a road that needs modifications; [the funding] gives us a chance to fix the road ... but if there's any work that needs to be done around the [traffic] lights, we can do that as well."
The NSW Government says it will invest $10.1 million into the Central West across various projects.
Bathurst Regional Council will receive $538,450 for the rehabilitation work at the Havannah intersection and $400,000 for sealing on Caloola Road.
Mr Toole said this round of funding is in addition to $44.2 million spent on Central West roads, which included the resurfacing of Piper Street.
That project was announced earlier this year.
"This particular program, rounds one and two, have seen over 363 projects delivered," he said.
"We all know the importance of providing safe roads. People want to have a safe, reliable and smooth road that they can travel upon and investments like this are delivering it."
The roads included in the program are assessed by the traffic volume travelling on them and they have to be listed by the local council as a priority road.
As part of the funding conditions, work must begin on the roads within six months and be completed within two years.
Mr Toole said the program would also create jobs for local contractors.
"It's supporting our contractors, it's supporting our sub-contractors and, most importantly, people are getting a safe and reliable road to drive on," he said.
Roads at Blayney, Lithgow, Oberon, Cabonne, Forbes, Orange and Parkes also received funds.