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Newcastle, Turton Road upgrades to stop skidding part of $1.3 million roadwork spend | Newcastle Herald

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A $1.3 million suite of resurfacing projects on Turton and Newcastle roads will reduce the risks of skids, according to the government. Work in the Hunter began on Sunday for the joint state and federal project, part of a $400 million allocation under a $2 billion federal road safety program. The federal government is pouring $300 million into the project, with the NSW government chipping in $108.9 million during the first tranche of upgrades. IN THE NEWS: Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said six areas on the major Hunter thoroughfares would be upgraded “to improve the skid resistance of the road surface and help reduce the risk of crashes”. NSW Minister for Regional Roads and Transport Paul Toole, who is also…



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