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State Nats and ALP pledge to upgrade Waterfall Way

State Labor has matched the Coalition’s 50-million-dollar promise to upgrade Waterfall Way if re-elected.

By the ABC Coffs Coast

Ms Pavey at the funding announcement in Dorrigo – Photo: ABC.

The announcement comes after the Roads Minister, Melinda Pavey proposed a suite of works along the east-west corridor, including widening the road and building over-taking lanes.

Transport for New South Wales data shows there’s been 11 killed and more than 200 injured in crashes along the roadway between 2010 and 2017.

The ALP shadow roads minister, Jodi McKay told the ABC in a statement that they will match the funding commitment for the roadway between Armidale and Bellingen.

But she criticised the Coalition for not undertaking the work over the past eight years.

Ms Pavey is confident her government will be re-elected to complete the upgrade.

“We haven’t had the financial capacity to do it in a way that we are going to be doing it over the next four years because we have managed the budget well, and because we have been a good government we will be able to over the next four years,” Ms Pavey said.

First published at The ABC Coffs Coast Facebook page – Tuesday 12 March 2019.

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