The Australian Government is building safer roads and a stronger economy by providing $3.157 million to fix nine dangerous black spots in the Flinders electorate.
This funding will provide significant improvements to a number of local roads and intersections, increasing safety for road users.
Intersections on the Mornington Peninsula to receive funding under the Black Spot Programme include:
• The intersection of Jetty Road and Old Cape Schank Road in Rosebud: $775,000 to install a new roundabout
• Intersection of Bungower Road and Jones Road in Somerville: $461,000 to modify the existing roundabout
• Section of Old Cape Schank Road from Cleek Road to Jetty Road in Rosebud: $300,000 to seal both shoulders, install a safety barrier, remove trees, reduce batter grades and install tactile line making and chevrons
• Intersection of South Beach Road and Disney Street in Bittern: $285,000 to modify the existing roundabout
A further five black spots will be funded in Koo Wee Rup, Catani, Tooradin, Lang Lang and Woodleigh.
The projects were recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and will be delivered during the course of the 2015-16 financial year.
The $500 million national Black Spot Programme targets dangerous roads to save lives and reduce road trauma, ensuring our local roads are safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
Due to its success, an additional 84 projects are to be funded in Victoria over 2015-16 and are expected to save an additional 10 lives, prevent 512 injury crashes over 10 years, and deliver economic dividends of around $169 million.
Anyone can nominate a site they believe should be considered for a safety upgrade, and we strongly encourage all councils, community groups and individuals to submit their nominations.
To nominate a black spot visit: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/index.asp