Rural roads in Goulburn Mulwaree will receive priority in four funding applications to the state government.
The council's operations director Matt O'Rourke recommended to Tuesday night's meeting that the organisation apply for an upgrade of a 53km section of the Nerriga to Tarago Road under the Fixing Country Roads program.
This would include widening and upgrades to bridges and drainage structures on the stretch, which takes in Nerriga, Oallen Ford, Sandy Point, Cullulla and Lumley Roads. The application will be prepared jointly with Shoalhaven and Queanbeyan Palerang Councils.
Goulburn Mulwaree will also apply for money to upgrade Chinamans Lane between Range Road and Crookwell Road to improve the freight link. It wants to rehabilitate the pavement, widen the road and upgrade causeways. Applications close on December 31 for the round, which is aimed at facilitating movement of freight to key hubs and state roads.
The council is also tapping into the first round of the $500m Fixing Local Roads offer. Goulburn MP Wendy Tuckerman said this was for "shovel-ready projects."
Mr O'Rourke recommended an application to seal 7km of Carrick Road, which required grading several times a year due to traffic volumes. He said they increased markedly when accidents occurred on the Hume Highway and traffic was diverted along the route. This occurred most recently on October 7 with an accident near Marulan.
Goulburn Mulwaree will also vie for funds to rehabilitate the shoulder and reseal sections of Mountain Ash Road where the pavement has deteriorated. The council is doing additional work on the thoroughfare under the Safer Roads program.
Applications for the Fixing Local Roads program close on December 2 with successful projects to be announced in early 2020.
Ms Tuckerman said the program applied to regional and rural councils.
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