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State Government pumps $95 million into improving deadly stretch of road

The New South Wales Government will inject $95 million into roads through the Blue Mountains and into the state’s Central West.

Duplication of the Great Western Highway will be completed and there will be upgrades to the Bells Line of Road corridor.

NSW Roads Minister Melinda Pavey tells Ray Hadley the priority is to get the dual carriageway between Katoomba and Lithgow completed.

“Everybody gets caught up in that traffic and I think the people of the Central West deserve that duplication. The people of the Blue Mountains deserve that duplication.”

The Roads Minister says the Blackheath roadworks will be more complicated but the projects should be completed within a decade.

Also on the line with Ray was Transport Minister Andrew Constance who says addressing the “immediate traffic concerns in the area” is the most pressing matter.

“I think the main thing is… everybody wants to be able to drive 100km per hour from the Central West into Sydney, and that’s the trick in all of this, and they want to do it safely.”

Click PLAY below to hear from Roads Minister Melinda Pavey and Transport Minister Andrew Constance 

Mr Constance also addressed Ray’s exclusive win for residents fighting to save their homes from the Castlereagh Corridor amendments.

He tells Ray the government will be slowing the process down to get the project right.

Ray helps save hundreds of homes from the wrecking ball