THE Coalition has pledged $15 million to improve roads in Gilmore if it is elected on September 7.
In a promise made on Friday, Liberal candidate Ann Sudmalis said $10 million would be spent on planning the third river crossing at Nowra; $2 million on improvements to Moss Vale Road; $2 million to continue the sealing of Turpentine Road; $750,000 fixing black spots at East Lynne and Little Forest Road, and a safety study at Jaspers Brush; $100,000 for guardrails in Kangaroo Valley and $100,000 on safety upgrades on the Bolong-Coolangatta roads intersection.
“Our plan will deliver these important local road upgrades and other major investments that will help modernise our national highway network along the eastern seaboard,” Mrs Sudmalis said.
“Many locals have told me their concerns about the dangerous state of our roads, including the Princes Highway.
Mrs Sudmalis was accompanied by shadow communications minister Malcolm Turnbull when she announced the funding pledge at South Nowra.
Mr Turnbull said the funding promise reflected the Coalition’s commitment to delivering better roads.
“These upgraded roads will improve traffic flow and increase safety for motorists,” Mr Turnbull said.
He threw his support behind Mrs Sudmalis, who had made national headlines with her gaffe about Coalition industrial relations policy being reviewed after the election, a slip-up she later corrected.
Mr Turnbull was one of several high-profile politicians to visit the electorate last week. He followed Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, and shadow ministers Bronwyn Bishop and Peter Dutton.
Treasurer Chris Bowen had planned on visiting on Friday but a change to his schedule will see him in Gilmore early in the week.