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Home Council Black Spot funding for Batchlers Road

Black Spot funding for Batchlers Road

Batchlers Road
Batchlers Road between Moore Park Road and Loeskow Street will be upgraded to a two-lane sealed surface with safety improvements.

Batchlers Road between Moore Park Road and Loeskow Street has been identified for improvements under the Black Spot Program.

The Federal Government last week announced $308,000 in Black Spot funding towards the $850,000 project.

A Council spokesman said Batchlers Road is an important rural access route, which supports farming operations.

The road from the Moore Park Road end to the curve is a single-lane bitumen seal, which is in a poor state and needs repair. On the eastern end, there is a 1km section of gravel road.

There have been four crashes, including one fatality, in just over five years on the eastern section of Batchlers Road.

Improvements are expected to include sealing and widening the road to six metres and reconstructing the curve for better visibility.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said Queensland would receive $25.3 million under the Black Spot Program’s 2020-21 funding round.

The other Bundaberg Region project to receive funding was $366,000 to improve safety at the intersection of Burrum Street and Boreham Street in Bundaberg West.

“No matter where you live, we want to help get Australians home to their families sooner and safer – especially regional Australians who make up about a quarter of our national population but account for more than half of the roads deaths,” Mr McCormack said.

“The Black Spot Program funds important safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at locations where a number of serious crashes have occurred.”

Batchlers Road
Batchlers Road between Moore Park Road and Loeskow Street, showing where accidents have occurred in the past five years.

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