A FEDERAL Liberal government would match the Meander Valley Council's spending to improve traffic management and safety on one of Launceston's busiest stretches of road.
Bass Liberal candidate Andrew Nikolic will announce today that the Liberals will provide $500,000 towards the $1 million spend on the stretch of Westbury Road between St Patrick's College and the Bass Highway past the Country Club Tasmania roundabout.
"Westbury Road carries 15,000 vehicles each day and this project will make the area safer for all road users," Mr Nikolic said.
Meander Valley Mayor Craig Perkins said that the work was ongoing to improve the safety of people coming in and out of places like the supermarket, Prospect Vale park and also onto the highway at the other end.
He said that the extra funding would significantly improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
The project was one of five on the council's list of priorities that it drew up and presented to both major parties for consideration during the election campaign, Councillor Perkins said.
"We've already done the study - this will go towards the implementation of the detailed design work for the roundabout at the supermarket," he said.
"We hope to start that work in the new year."
Mr Nikolic said that he was pleased to secure the $500,000 funding commitment in a "very competitive" project environment before next weekend's election.