A well-worn road travelled in times of traffic accidents is among two that will be upgraded under government stimulus funding.
Goulburn Mulwaree Council secured just over $3 million under the joint federal/state package this week.
General manager Warwick Bennett said $677,000 would go towards sealing the first 12km of Mountain Ash Road from its intersection with Windellama Road.
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This will supplement an upgrade on the same road started in May courtesy of $1.5m under the State's Safer Roads 'Saving Lives on Country Roads' program. It included extensive widening, pavement rehabilitation and road sealing along with drainage improvements and vegetation clearing.
Mr Bennett said work under the federal Fixing Country Roads program will start this week.
Meantime, $2.3m of the grant will seal 8km of Carrick Road, some 11km north of Goulburn, off the Hume Highway.
"It's often used as a bypass when there's an accident on the highway. Cars are diverted through Towrang and on to Carrick Road," Mr Bennett said.
Heavy use from this traffic and the growing number of residents in the area has deteriorated the road condition.
Both applications were lodged late last year.
In Upper Lachlan Shire, the council will reconstruct and seal Collector Road from the Hume Highway off- ramp at Gunning to Lucks Lane, thanks to a $1,485,900 Fixing Country Roads grant.
Hume MP Angus Taylor said the funds were part of a $1 billion joint state and federal infrastructure investment.
Some 258 projects worth $250m will be completed across 83 council areas. They must be finished within 12 months under the terms.
Applications for round two of the program will open later this year.
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