The Australian Government is delivering on its plan to build safer roads and a stronger economy by allocating $3.748 million to fix six dangerous Black Spots in the Flinders electorate.
This funding will provide significant improvements to a number of local roads and intersections to improve safety for residents and visitors.
Roads to receive funding under the Black Spot Programme are:
· The intersection of Graydens Road and Boes Road at Hastings: $1.48million to install a new roundabout
· Loders Road from Graydens Road to Godings Road at Moorooduc: $1.046million to install wire rope safety barrier, warning signs, shoulder sealing, edge line marking, vegetation removal and regrading of batter slopes
· Section of Browns Road near Nepean Country Club at Boneo: $400,000 to provide an exclusive right turn lane, seal shoulders, install tactile edge line marking, remove vegetation and install guardrail
· Eastbourne Road from Boneo Road to Jetty Road at Rosebud: $298,000 to convert the four-lane two-way road to one lane in each direction with a turning lane for both directions between the traffic lanes
· Grantville-Glen Alvie Road from The Shuntoff to 2.9km south of Grantville: $345,000 to seal shoulders and install edge lines, guardrail, chevron alignment markers and raised reflective pavement markers
· Loch-Wonthaggi Road from Grantville-Glen Alvie Road to Koetsveldt Road at Ryanston: $179,000 to seal shoulders, install edge lines and upgrade delineation
The projects were recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and will be delivered during the course of the 2014-15 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.
Anyone can suggest an intersection or stretch of road they believe should be considered for a safety upgrade, and we strongly encourage all councils and individuals to submit their nominations.
A recent evaluation of the programme found that fatal and casualty crashes are reduced at treated sites by 30 per cent, equalling one life per year for every 84 projects.
This programme delivers genuine results by saving lives and reducing the number and cost of road accidents.
Further information and nomination forms can be downloaded from: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/index.aspx
Media contact: Samantha Robin on 03 5979 3188 or 0427 787 166