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|
|Install kerb extensions and traffic islands||$74,000||Launceston|
between Gravel Pit Road and Bramich Road
|Resurfacing and superelevation improvements||$240,000||Kentish|
between Trevallyn Road and Bain Terrace
|Improve skid resistance||$50,000||Launceston|
Garfield Street and Pedder Street
|Install kerb extensions and traffic islands||$50,000||Launceston|
some 900 metres south of Paloona Road
|Improve skid resistance and install safety barrier||$60,000||Central Coast|
|Install raised platform treatment||$42,000||Glenorchy|
|Flagstaff Gully Link
Flagstaff Gully Road
|Provide right turn lane||$130,000||Clarence City|
from 1 km east to 5.4 km north-east along Cradle Mountain Road
|Install safety barrier||$160,000||Kentish|
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
|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|