Tuesday, 24 February 2015
The Australian Government is building safer roads and a stronger economy through the national Black Spot Programme.
Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, Jamie Briggs MP, and Gold Coast MP Steven Ciobo, today announced funding of $4,430,000 to fix six dangerous black spots on local roads.
The full list of projects is below. They were recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and will be delivered during the course of the coming financial year (2015-16).
Mr Ciobo said this investment in Black Spot projects will deliver safer and more efficient roads for the Gold Coast through targeted upgrades proven to deliver results.
“Black Spot projects target dangerous roads to save lives and reduce road trauma, ensuring our local road network is safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians,” he said.
“Anyone can suggest an intersection or stretch of road they believe should be considered for a safety upgrade, and we strongly encourage the council and individuals to submit their nominations.”
Mr Briggs said as a result of the Australian Government’s record infrastructure investments, an extra 42 projects will be funded in Queensland over 2015-16.
“These extra projects are expected to save an additional five lives and prevent 256 injury crashes over 10 years, delivering economic benefits of around $168 million,” he said.
Further information and nomination forms can be downloaded from http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/index.aspx
The approved projects are:
Where: Pimpama-Jacobs Well Road to Eggersdorf Road, Norwell
Works: Install wide centre line treatment, chevron alignment markers, guideposts, raised reflective pavement markers and warning signs and improve sealed shoulders.
Where: Robert Street and Turpin Road, Labrador
Works: Install single lane roundabout.
Where: Cottesloe Drive and University Drive, Robina
Works: Install new traffic signals, left turn deceleration lane, line marking and street lighting.
Where: Broadbeach: Chelsea Avenue and Surf Parade Funding: $178,000
Works: Improve intersection visibility, upgrade signage, install kerb build outs and improve cycle/pedestrian crossing.
Where: Australia Avenue and Surf Parade, Broadbeach
Works: Increase conspicuity of intersection, improve signage and install kerb build outs to improve pedestrian crossing.
Where: Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Mount Nathan
Works: Widen and seal shoulders and install guard rail and centre line marking.