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Hull announces Australian Government funding to eliminate highway dog-leg.



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Media Release 28 November 2005

HULL ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT FUNDING TO ELIMINATE HIGHWAY DOG-LEG The Nationals Member for Riverina Kay Hull today announced the awarding of a construction contract to RTA Road Services as part of a larger $3.5 million contract to reconstruct the intersection.

Mrs Hull said another kink in the Newell Highway will be eliminated to cater to the predominant north-south traffic flow, this time the dog-leg corner at Mirrool, where the highway joins the Burley Griffin Way.

“Instead of the Newell Highway from the north meeting the Temora-Narrandera Road at a T-intersection, highway traffic will be carried on a gentle curve about three kilometres long,” Mrs Hull said.

“The leg to Temora will be changed to a T-intersection with the new road.

“This project is similar to the highway realignment at Ardlethan and serves a similar purpose. More vehicles travel north-south, so that should be reflected in the road geometry.

“Road safety is another factor. Several crashes have been reported at the existing intersection, all due to vehicles failing to negotiate the corner.”

Mrs Hull said one landowner would be affected and the removal of four or five trees would be replaced with new plantings.

Work is expected to start soon, with the Australian Government meeting the cost from its AusLink Investment Program.

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For further information contact Katie Brunskill on 02 6921 4600 or 0428 214 600.