Funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program will substantially improve 67 dangerous crash sites on Queensland roads in 2021-22.
Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport and Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz announced more than $3 million had been allocated to local roads in the Scenic Rim and Logan, under the latest round of the Black Spots Program.
“These important projects will make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on our local roads and build on previous investments in the region.
“The Morrison Government is investing in road safety right across the nation to ensure Australians get home sooner and safer,” Assistant Minister Buchholz said.
“This new funding will see total investment through the Black Spot Program in Queensland rise to $189.2 million, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to improving road safety.”
Mr Buchholz said a number of projects across the region were set to get underway thanks to this latest funding.
“This round puts additional money into safety upgrades on Beechmont Road and $198,000 has been allocated for the intersection of Birnam Street and James Street at Beaudesert.
“I am pleased to see the program allocates funding for the growing Jimboomba community, with upgrades funded for the intersection of Teviot Road and Cusack Lane, including traffic signals and controlled turn lanes.
“These local projects are about improving road safety for all road users and pedestrians, making the journey to and from work, around town safer.
“I am pleased to see local roads benefiting from this program as the Morrison Govenrment continues to rollout our $110 billion infrastructure investment,” Assistant Minister Buchholz said.
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.”
For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots.
Assistant Minister Buchholz – Scott O’Connell 0413 424 384
- 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.
- The panel that reviews priorities for the program 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), Traffic Management Association of Australia and State and Local Government.
|Project Description||Australian Government Contribution||Region|
|Beechmont Road East of Rhoades Road at Witheren: $181,000 to remove vegetation and install ATLM on edge and centreline, guideposts with reflectors, curve alignment markers on outside of curve and new seal on poor surface;||$181,000||Scenic Rim|
|Intersection of Munbilla Road and Ellis Road and Jackson Road at Milora: $664,000 to change horizontal alignment, install shoulder and curve alignment markers, flatten slope to 1:6, eliminate sub-optimal vertical geometry and install new signage and guardrail with rub rail;||$664,000||
|Intersection of Teviot Road and Cusack Lane at Jimboomba: $1,265,000 to signalise intersection to include controlled right turns (maintain slip lanes), and reduce speed limit at intersection from 70 to 60km/h;||$1,265,000||Logan|
|Intersection of Birnam Street and James Street at Beaudesert: $198,000 to install traffic calming devices such as precast concrete island and line marking on James Street and on both approaches on Birnam Street to James Street to control the speed and manage the traffic effectively;||$198,000||
|Beechmont Road 500m section north of Farm Grove Road at Beechmont: $209,000 to remove vegetation and install guideposts with reflectors, curve alignment markers, new seal and w-beam guardrail;||$209,000||
|Intersection of Birnam Street and Alice Street at Beaudesert: $493,000 to install a Single Lane Roundabout to control the speed and manage the traffic effectively through the intersection at Birnam Street and Alice Street. Install compliant kerb ramp and pedestrian refuge;||$493,000||Scenic Rim|