Media Release: Black Spot funding for Woodburn and Woodstock Roads

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14 May 2024

A stretch of road south-west of Milton will be upgraded thanks to a $246,000 funding injection from the Federal Government’s 2024-25 Black Spot Program.

Federal Member for Gilmore and Chair of the New South Wales Black Spot Consultative Panel, Fiona Phillips, said a 1.9 kilometre stretch of Woodburn and Woodstock Roads - on either side of the Wheelbarrow Road intersection - would be made safer for people living in the Woodburn area.

The works will be fully funded by the Commonwealth and will be carried out in the 2024-25 financial year.

“Improvements will include the installation of profile line marking, signage and reflective pavement markers to make this section of road safer,” Mrs Phillips said.

She welcomed the Black Spot funding injection which targets roads where crashes have occurred or are at risk of occurring.

“This section of Woodburn and Woodstock Road was nominated because we’ve seen three serious crashes and many near-misses near the intersection,” Mrs Phillips said.

“It’s great news for people and families that travel that road to work and school every day, and for the many people who visit the nearby forests and National Parks including Pigeon House Mountain (Didthul).

“This road is often used by locals and visitors as a pseudo by-pass of Burrill Lake and Ulladulla townships during peak holiday periods, so anything we can do to help fix that road is great.

Black Spot treatments help reduce serious injuries and deaths on our roads, and get people home safely.

The works will include a 600 metre stretch of road south of the Wheelbarrow Road T intersection and 1.3 kilometres to the north, towards Milton.

Mrs Phillips said programs of this sort were very effective, saving the community many times the cost of the relatively minor road improvements that are implemented.

“Every accident on our roads is one too many,” she added.

“I encourage anyone who knows of a dangerous intersection or road length that would benefit from safety improvements to consider nominating that site for investigation.” 

This money is in addition to a $452,400 funding injection for Forest Road at Comberton, south of Nowra.

Nominations can be made by visiting the Black Spot Program website: Black Spot Program | Infrastructure Investment Program