City streets safer with blackspot funding announcement
2 dangerous Rockhampton Black Spots being upgraded
On average, black spot projects reduce fatalities and injuries on the roads by 30%
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester and Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry have announced funding for two identified black spots in Rockhampton.
“The Coalition Government is getting on with building safer roads and these ‘black spot’ roads will be substantially improved over the next 12 months,” Mr Chester said.
“I’m passionate about reducing road trauma, and on average completed Black Spot road projects reduce fatalities and injuries by 30 per cent.”
Ms Landry said this critical investment in black spot projects will deliver safer roads for Rockhampton.
“By fixing and upgrading road locations where crashes are occurring through safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts, we are helping make our local roads safer for all road users,” Ms Landry said.
The Australian government would like to thank the panel, which reviews priorities for the Black Spot programme. The panel includes representatives from the Queensland Police Service, Royal Automobile Club of Queensland, Queensland Trucking Association, Bicycle Queensland, Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (Queensland University of Technology) and state and local government.
For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme, or to nominate a black spot, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/
$936,000 - Intersection of Denham Street and Campbell Street at Rockhampton: to install a single lane roundabout
$222,000 - Intersection of Stanley Street and Alma Street at Rockhampton: to remove the existing centre medians, construct kerb build outs on all four corners and upgrade linemarking and signage.