Rural Road Safety Month

Published on 09 September 2021

Photo of a section of the Araluen Road guard rail upgrade

September is Rural Road Safety Month. This month is a reminder about rural and regional road safety. While at the moment we are staying home and only travelling for essential reasons, for many people in QPRC, essential travel includes driving on regional and rural roads.

Whenever you're on the road, remember to drive to the conditions, be aware of wildlife, slow down and follow speed advisory signs when approaching curves, bends and crests and use headlights to be seen when travelling on regional and rural roads.

We’ve recently completed some safety upgrades on significant rural roads including 2.5km of new guard rail on Araluen Road, an upgrade of Old Cooma Road near the Monaro Highway and the major Burra Road “s bends” upgrade.

We continue to apply for and be successful in gaining both federal and state government grants for safety upgrades to our road network.

We were recently successful in gaining funding from the Australian Government under the Black Spot Program for 2021-2022 for $302,000 for safety treatments at the corner near Woolcara Lane on Captains Flat Road. This will align with an upcoming major upgrade of Captains Flat Road, funded by $10m from the NSW Government.

Find out more about Rural Road Safety Month at https://arsf.com.au/rrsw-home/

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