Two major road intersections in the Dickson electorate will be upgraded to improve road safety with funding from the Federal Coalition Government’s Black Spot Program.
The Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said the Morrison Government would provide almost $2 million toward the road upgrades.
Improvements at the intersections of Torrens and Narangba Roads and Winn and Clear Mountain Roads will be targeted in the 2019-20 round of the Black Spot Program.
Mr Dutton said he was pleased to see the money provided to fix the two notorious black spots.
One point six-six million dollars will be provided for work at the Torrens-Narangba intersection, which would see the road widened with new median islands, street lighting and signage and provision of dual right turn lanes.
At the Winn-Clear Mountain Road intersection, kerbing will be installed along with anti-skid road surface and enhanced warning signs with federal funding of $231,500.
“Road accidents place major economic and emotional strain on those involved and the community generally and the more we can improve our road safety the better off we all are,” Mr Dutton said.
Mr Dutton said the black spots were identified for work with community input.
“I’ve been working with local residents to secure the funding and fix these black spots.
“I’d encourage all residents and motorists in the region to nominate projects for future funding rounds,” Mr Dutton said.
The Coalition Government is providing $744.5 million to the Black Spot Program between 2013–14 and 2021–22 to improve road safety across the nation.
For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, please visit: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots.