Local Dungog Shire roads are set to receive a $4.4 million upgrade, as part of the NSW Government’s $500 million Fixing Local Roads program.

The program will fund three projects in the area, including upgrades to Paterson River Road, Salisbury Road and Summer Hill Road.

Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen says it’ll create more jobs for the region.

“This is about delivering small projects that can make a big difference for local communities – projects that will drive valuable jobs in our region over the next 12 months as councils get cracking on delivery,” Mr Johnsen said.

Projects will need to be delivered within two years of receiving the $4,492,500 funding.

NSW Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole says the announcement was accelerated in light of COVID-19.

“We’re not just putting our foot down in terms of delivering this package – we’re turbocharging it to ensure we create jobs and create better journeys on the roads that really matter to local communities,” Mr Toole said.