Better roads on the way for Sydney

Fleet maintenance can become an expensive affair when poor roads are taking their toll. The effects of driving on badly maintained highways can be difficult to notice until something breaks all together.

This is perhaps felt more by drivers in Australia's biggest city. With more people on the road than ever before, highly populated urban areas can see their roads worn quicker than others, and in Sydney this is certainly a problem.

Stage one of a $200 million local road development project began this month, with the government announcing which roads will be targeted for redevelopment first.

The four projects to find the latest funding approval are:

  • Eagle Vale Drive Upgrade - Campbelltown City Council ($17.5 million)
  • Cumberland Highway Intersection Upgrades - Fairfield City Council ($5.8 million)
  • Wetherill Street Upgrade - Fairfield City Council ($5.7 million)
  • The Northern Road and Erskine Park Road Intersection Upgrades - Penrith City Council ($1.1 million)

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs said the improved infrastructure will provide better safety on the roads.

"Projects approved for funding have been assessed as delivering the greatest economic uplift and safety benefits for local communities," Mr Briggs explained.

"Works will involve road upgrades such as the installation of traffic lights, roundabouts or additional turning lanes, helping to ease congestion."

Not only will the road infrastructure be improved, meaning fleets will take less of a hit from poor roads, but traffic congestion will be eased. As a result, congestion will be eased across the region's most densely packed highways.

Fleet managers in Sydney will welcome the news, as smoother-running traffic will help them plan their day with fewer hold-ups for drivers.

To help them achieve greater savings, safety and efficiency on any of Australia's roads, managers can also look at the benefits of working with simple to use fleet management software.

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