The Esplanade from Disney Street to Woolleys Road in Crib Point will be made safer with funding provided through the Commonwealth Government’s Black Spot Program.
Works to improve The Esplanade include road widening, shoulder sealing and safety barrier installation.
Survey work is currently underway, with detailed designs expected to commence in September this year. Construction is expected to commence on the project in early 2018 and be completed by mid-2018.
The Black Spot Program is crucial in saving lives and reducing the number and cost of road accidents.
A recent evaluation of the program found that fatal and casualty crashes are reduced at treated sites by 30 per cent, equalling one life per year for every 84 projects.
The Federal Government is investing $684 million in the national Black Spot Program from 2013-2021, targeting dangerous roads to save lives and reduce road trauma, ensuring our local roads are safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
The 50 Black Spot projects being funded across Victoria are an important contribution towards reducing the national road toll. Funding has been allocated to road locations that have been identified as high priority, with ten fatal and 221 injury crashes recorded at these sites.
The Coalition Government is getting on with building safer roads right across the nation through our record $75 billion investment in infrastructure.
Anyone can suggest an intersection or stretch of road they believe should be considered for a safety upgrade, and we strongly encourage councils and individuals to submit their nominations.
Further information and nomination forms can be downloaded from: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/index.aspx