MOTORISTS will get a safer run on local roads through nearly $1 million in Commonwealth investment in road safety for the Scenic Rim.
Projects will be carried out at Flagstone Creek Road at Birnam and the intersection of Rosevale Aratula Road and Old Rosevale Road at Rosevale, with work expected to get under way in the new financial year.
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said the $997,900 allocation through the Australian Government’s Black Spots program was a major win for the region.
“The Black Spot projects being funded in the Scenic Rim form an important contribution towards reducing the road toll,” he said.
“I am proud to be part of a government which is delivering on its commitment to reducing crashes on our roads and I’m pleased to be able to deliver this great outcome for our region.
“I commend the Scenic Rim Regional Council for its work in identifying and nominating these important projects which will go a long way towards saving lives and helping prevent horrific crashes happening on our roads.”
Scenic Rim Mayor Cr Greg Christensen said the improvements would be delivered as part of council’s Capital Works Program in 2016/17.
“This project will complement other improvement works which have already been delivered in the area, including a $150,000 upgrade of Story Bridge on Flagstone Creek Rd completed earlier this year, as well as a similar black spot project completed on Birnam Range Road last November,” he said.
“Council is committed to investing in the maintenance and improvement of our local road and bridge network to ensure we provide safe and sustainable transport infrastructure for the community.
“Funding support from the Federal and State governments, through initiatives such as the Black Spot Program and Roads 2 Recovery assists council in delivering these important road improvements for the community and our regional economy.”
The $702,000 Birnam project will be to widen, align and seal the road, install raised reflective markers on the road, install guideposts and warning signs and remove hazards.
The $295,900 Rosevale project will be to remove roadside hazards, install chevron alignment markers and install raised reflective markers and guardrails.
For more information or to nominate a black spot, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/