Traffic lights and intersection improvements on the Bruxner Highway in Lismore will be delivered by the NSW Nationals, easing congestion and improving safety for all road users.

Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey, Nationals Candidate for Lismore Austin Curtin and Member for Lismore Thomas George today committed $6 million towards boosting safety at Dawson Street intersection on the Bruxner Highway in Lismore.

Mr Curtin said that this strip of road has been a concern of residents and was glad to be part of a team delivering for all road users in regional communities.

“I am proud the Nationals in Government is actively working with communities to deliver safer journeys, whether you’re driving kids to school or delivering fresh produce to the local grocer,” Mr Curtin said.

“This upgrade will also improve pedestrian safety at this busy intersection, used by about 25,000 vehicles every day.”

Mr George said only the NSW Nationals can be trusted to deliver on upgrading local roads and bridges.

“I have been part of a government with a clear track record of providing unprecedented funding to make our road network safer. I know Austin will continue this great work,” Mr George said.

Mrs Pavey said a concept plan for the new traffic signals had already been completed, which meant design work on the new traffic lights would start immediately.

“Traffic lights will be coordinated with other signal sites in Lismore, providing the greatest level of efficiency and safety for all road users,” Mrs Pavey said.

A re-elected Liberals and Nationals Government will start work on concept designs for this important intersection immediately and community consultation will occur in the second half of 2019.