Dangerous crash sites on the Barrier Highway in SA and Canning Highway in WA are among nearly 100 locations that will receive funding for safety upgrades under the government’s Black Spot Program.
The Black Spot Program is used to fund safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred, or are at risk of occurring.
A total of $1.3 billion will be committed to the program nationally between 2013 and 2026.
Of the new Black Spot funding announced today, Queensland will receive $22.1 million to upgrade 53 dangerous crash sites.
Chair of the Queensland Black Spot Consultative Panel Llew O’Brien said this investment in black spot projects would deliver safer roads in local government areas throughout the state.
“The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics has found that Black Spot projects reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent on average,” O’Brien said.
The high-priority locations we are funding have seen a total of six fatal and 233 crashes causing injuries recorded over the past five years.
Among the Queensland projects receiving the highest Black Spot spend are:
- Forest Lake Boulevard/Rudyard Street, Forest Lake – $1,515,000
- Caesar Road/Plucks Road and Hutton Road, Arana Hills – $1,205,000
- Glenella Richmond Road/Holts Road, Richmond – $1,841,000
WA will receive $12.91 million in Black Spot Program funding for 30 dangerous crash sites.
The high-priority locations have seen a total of 11 crashes causing fatalities and 111 crashes causing injuries recorded over the past five years.
Among WA’s projects receiving the highest Black Spot spend are:
- North Lake Road/ Winterfold Road, Kardinya – $1,540,900
- Nicholson Road/Rowley Road, Forrestdale – $1,690,920
- Goodwood Road, Paynedale – $1,000,000
The Canning Highway at Saunders Street will also receive $216k to install a median island on Canning Highway to prevent through movements on Saunders Street.
In SA, $8 million has been committed for 13 Black Spot Program projects.
The high-priority locations we are funding have seen a total of three crashes causing fatalities and 85 crashes causing injuries recorded over the past five years.
Among SA’s projects receiving the highest Black Spot spend are:
- Greenock Road/Samuel Road and Moppa Road South, Nuriootpa – $1,950,000
- The Grove Way/The Golden Way, Golden Grove – $1,280,000
- Barrier Highway, South-east of Wheetelande Road, Porter Lagoon – $1,000,000
“Funding under the Black Spot Program will deliver much-needed safety upgrades to some of the most dangerous sections of our roads, making them safer and keeping commuters and freight moving,” said Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce.