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Three million over three years for a safer Tomakin Road

Eurobodalla Council is improving road safety, drainage and property access on a 1.4-kilometre section of Tomakin Road, east of Dunns Creek Road.

The work is the first stage in a three-year project to bring the whole of Tomakin Road up to a standard appropriate for a major distributor road. Council’s director of infrastructure Warren Sharpe said the safety upgrade had been identified as a priority, due to the number of crashes on Tomakin Road and rapid growth in traffic along the route.

“Tomakin Road is one of the shire’s busiest, providing a key link between Mogo and coastal growth areas, as well as servicing Mogo Zoo,” Mr Sharpe said.

“We are really pleased the NSW Government is supporting our community, taking a whole-of-route approach to road safety rather than focussing on individual black spots. It’s a proactive approach to reducing road-related trauma and saving lives on our country roads.

“The upcoming work includes extending road shoulders, enhancing clear zones, a widened centreline, line marking, signage, guardrails and strengthened road pavement. There will be limited vegetation clearing essential to achieve road-safety outcomes, and we’ll be talking to residents about opportunities for replanting – as we’ve done on other projects.”

Mr Sharpe said residents could expect heavy machinery along the road: “Traffic control will be in place and commuters using Tomakin Road should expect delays and, where practical, should take alternative routes for the duration of work, between now and December”.

Transport for NSW is providing $3 million through the Safer Roads Program over the next three years for the Tomakin Road safety upgrade. Stage 1 will utilise one-third of the funding and Council will contribute a further $260,000 to rebuild failing road pavement while crews are onsite.

For more information, visit: https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/inside-council/project-and-exhibitions/major-projects-and-works/current-projects/roads-and-bridges/tomakin-road-safety-upgrade


Above: There will be upgrades to safety, drainage and property access for a 1.4-kilometre section of Tomakin Road as part of a three-year overhaul to improve the major distribution road.

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