Medowie, Fullerton Cove roads earmarked for $1.78m in government-funded upgrades

Medowie and Fullerton Cove are the big winners in a $1.78 million joint national and state government road funding program to be rolled out in Port Stephens over the next two years.

Aimed at improving local roads across regional NSW, creating jobs and boosting regional economies, the injection of funds would deliver "smoother, safer trips along Port Stephens roads," says Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Catherine Cusack.

"One such road is Fairlands Road in Medowie, which will undergo pavement rehabilitation along the entire length of the road thanks to $700,000 in funding," Ms Cusack said. "This will involve importing new gravels where required to supplement the existing pavement material."

A section of Medowie's Kula Road would receive $600,000 in upgrades to existing road pavement from No.34 to No.65.

"This will replace failed pavement and strengthening the existing pavement to remove the likelihood of cracking reappearing. Spots where natural clay materials are one of the primary causes of cracking require further conditioning of the natural materials to reduce the likelihood of the conditions reoccurring," said Ms Cusack.

Also in store for a $480,000 makeover is Fullerton Cove Road, Fullerton Cove. Works includes rehabilitation of the existing pavement, importing new materials to correct shape issues and replacing failed sections of pavement from No.248 to Coxs Lane.

NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the government was accelerating its funding for the program to get more projects to seal, maintain and repair local roads under way faster.

"We're putting our foot down in terms of delivering this package to ensure we create jobs and create better travel journeys."

Port roads funded

Fairlands Road, Medowie - $700,000

Rehabilitate the existing road pavement material along the full length of Fairlands Road. This will involve importing new gravels where required to supplement the existing pavement material.

Kula Road, Medowie - $600,000

Upgrade existing road pavement on Kula Road from No.34 to No.65, replacing failed pavement and strengthening the existing pavement to remove the likelihood of cracking reappearing. Spots where natural clay materials are one of the primary causes of cracking require further conditioning of the natural materials to reduce the likelihood of the conditions reoccurring.

Fullerton Cove Road, Fullerton Cove - $480,000

Rehabilitation the existing pavement, importing new materials to correct shape issues and replace failed sections of pavement from No.248 to Coxs lane.