High crash area upgrade under way

The upgrade of a section of road 23 kilometres from Cowra which saw nine accidents and two fatalities in a five-year period is nearing completion.

Work is almost complete on a $600,000 upgrade on a section of road near Woodstock.

Work is almost complete on a $600,000 upgrade on a section of road near Woodstock.

Final stages of work on the $600,000 project ere underway on Thursday to improve safety on the Mid-Western Highway near the turn-offs to Woodstock

Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson said the NSW Government funded the project under the NSW Safer Roads program to widen shoulders and remove hazards along a two kilometre section of road.

"The project received funding as this section of the Mid-Western Highway was identified by Roads and Maritime Services as a high crash area," Ms Hodgkinson said.

"In the five years to June 2014, there were nine crashes recorded along this section of the highway which resulted in two fatalities and nine injuries".

Roadside hazards were removed and about 800 metres of the road shoulder was sealed.

Safety improvements were also carried out at the Purcell Drive and Walli Road intersections.