Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport and Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz announced more than $902,000 had been allocated to local roads in the Lockyer Valley, under the latest round of the Black Spots Program.
Across Queensland $20.8 million in funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program will substantially improve 67 dangerous crash sites on roads in 2021-22
Mr Buchholz said the projects would make significant improvements to road safety in the region.
“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 will deliver upgrades at the North and East Streets intersection in Gatton, which is heavily utilised and will see a culver upgrade, new lighting and other measures installed at Gehrke Road, Glenore Grove.
“These local projects are about improving road safety for all road users and pedestrians, making the journey to and from work, school or the shops safer and improving our roads here in the Lockyer.
“I am pleased to see local roads benefiting from this program as the Morrison Government 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
|Install a new pram ramp, construct new pathway supply and install precast concrete islands, concrete structure median and kerb and provide linemarking and signs||$90,500||Lockyer Valley|
|Install roundabout to control all turn movements for right-of-way vehicles including semi-trailers. Install pedestrian refuges on all sides of the intersection to provide safe pedestrian pathways. Install delineation and lighting||$362,500||Lockyer Valley|
|Formalise the current layout of the intersection, install line-marking and signage, install new street lighting, construct concrete island, upgrade existing culvert and horizontal realignment||$449,000||Lockyer Valley|
- 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.