$2.57 million to upgrade 15 dangerous crash sites on Tassie roads

An intersection that has seen nine accidents in five years is among 15 sites that will be upgraded across Tasmania as part of the Black Spot Program.

That intersection is at Central Avenue and Butler Avenue in Moonah. After being allocated $100,000 in funding, a roundabout will be built.

A total of $2.57 million will be used for road safety upgrades at 15 locations in Tasmania, under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program funding round for 2023-24.

Brian Mitchell is the chair of the Tasmanian Black Spot Consultative Panel, and the Federal Member for Lyons which provides the opportunity for stakeholders to have a say in the project selection process.

“These projects have been funded following nominations from those who know our local roads best – members of the public, local councils and road user groups,” he said.

The Tasmanian review panel includes representatives from the Local Government Association of Tasmania, Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania, Tasmanian Transport Association, Tasmanian Motorcycle Council, Tasmanian Bicycle Network, Tasmania Police, and Department of State Growth.

Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories, Kristy McBain, added, “We’ve worked with the Tasmanian Government, councils across the state and local automotive associations to target their priority projects – with this $2.5 million supporting the delivery of roundabouts, kerb extensions, safety barriers and surface upgrades to reduce the risk of crashes.”

A list of funded projects is provided below:

Project Name Proposed Treatment Australian Government Contribution Council
Central Avenue
Butler Avenue
Install roundabout $100,000 Glenorchy
Mulgrave Street
Galvin Street
Install kerb extensions and traffic islands $74,000 Launceston
Nook Road
between Gravel Pit Road and Bramich Road
Resurfacing and superelevation improvements $240,000 Kentish
Gorge Road
between Trevallyn Road and Bain Terrace
Improve skid resistance $50,000 Launceston
Oldaker Street
Sorell Street
Install roundabout $490,000 Devonport
Mulgrave Street
Garfield Street and Pedder Street
Install kerb extensions and traffic islands $50,000 Launceston
Wilmot Road
some 900 metres south of Paloona Road
Improve skid resistance and install safety barrier $60,000 Central Coast
Renfrew Circle
Renfrew Circle
Install raised platform treatment $42,000 Glenorchy
Flagstaff Gully Link
Flagstaff Gully Road
Provide right turn lane $130,000 Clarence City
Cethana Road
from 1 km east to 5.4 km north-east along Cradle Mountain Road
Install safety barrier $160,000 Kentish
Main Road
opposite Mason Street
Install safety barrier $70,000 Glenorchy
Collins Cap Road
approximately 1 km west of Valley Road
Install safety barrier $65,000 Glenorchy
Carlton Beach Road
Webb Street
Install bollards $40,000 Sorell
Blackstone Road
Panorama Road
Provide right-turn lane $440,000 Meander Valley
Highland Lakes Road
from 0.70 km to 69.1 km north-west of Midland Highway
Install safety barrier $560,000 Central Highlands

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