Two Greater Hume Shire road projects with a combined value of $1.6 million have scored funding in the federal budget.
The biggest beneficiaries are five bridges on the "Wantagong Straight" on Jingellic Road which will be strengthened to allow for heavier vehicle traffic.
In partnership with council and the NSW government, federal funds of $926,000 will improve crossings from Serpentine to Wantagong Creeks along a five kilometre stretch of road east of Holbrook.
It is the key link road between Holbrook and Jingellic in the Upper Murray with 45.12 kilometres within Greater Hume before hitting the boundary with Snowy Valleys Council.
Livestock, general agricultural traffic, and logging trucks use the road mostly, but three school buses use road from Holbrook to Coppabella Road daily.
"Jingellic Road is a comparatively busy regional arterial with over 80 heavy vehicle movements, tourists and commuters using the road daily," Farrer MP Sussan Ley said.
Greater Hume mayor Heather Wilton said the funding commitment would provide much safer access to and from nearby pine plantations and farms.
"The work will widen the bridges and expand the travel lanes for vehicles to pass safely, reducing the risk of head-on collisions," she said
Greater Hume has also received $677,000 for resealing a 1.9 kilometres section of the Culcairn-Holbrook Road east of Morven.
"The timing of these projects couldn't be better and allows the council to fast-track their highest-priority infrastructure projects, providing local jobs and boosting the economy," Ms Ley said.
Greater Hume will be required to financially contribute to both projects with the hope they can be completed in 2021-22.