Two intersections in the Bundaberg Region will receive a major road safety boost with funds invested from the 2021–22 Black Spot Program.
Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said community input was critical to identifying key black spots in the electorate.
“Road crashes place major emotional and economic strains on all affected communities but particularly the families and friends of the victims,” Mr Pitt said.
The intersections in the Bundaberg Region to receive the funding include:
• Intersection of Wyper Street and Elizabeth Street, Bundaberg South- $320,000
• Intersection of North Isis Road and Lynwood Road, North Isis- $194,000
“Motorists regularly travelling or residents living near these intersections will be pleased to know these notorious black spots will be fixed.
“None of these projects would be delivered without the community’s vital input and I encourage all residents and motorists in the region to nominate projects for future funding rounds.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the state would receive $20.8 million under the Black Spot Program’s 2021–22 funding round.
“This major investment is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to building safer roads right across the nation,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
“The Black Spot Program funds safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred.
“That is why the Australian Government has committed $1.1 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013-14 to 2023-24 to improve road safety across Australia.”
The Australian Government has committed $1.1 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013–14 to 2023–24 to improve road safety across the nation.
For more information on the Black Spot Program or to nominate a black spot visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots.
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