The Pacific Motorway near the Chinderah interchange will receive a safety boost as part of the NSW Government’s economic stimulus package.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said stimulus funding from the $2.3 billion COVID-19 package announced in March has allowed Transport for NSW to bring forward and deliver projects in addition to its planned program of work.

“As a result of this package, $100,000 has been allocated to replace wire rope north and south of the Chinderah interchange along a very busy stretch of the Pacific Motorway,” Mr Provest said.

“Thousands of motorists use the motorway each day and speeding and fatigue are major causes of traffic accidents so the installation of wire rope in the median will mean safer journeys for all road users.

“The additional funding has meant we can get cracking on safety upgrades ahead of schedule which will also help to support jobs and local businesses.”

Mr Provest said work will start on Tuesday 9 June and take two weeks to complete, weather permitting.

To minimise impact to motorists, work will be carried out at night.