Friday, 11 June 2021
Black Spot Program funds set to save lives in Hinkler
Three intersections in the Hinkler electorate will receive a major road safety boost with the Australian Government announcing it will invest $658,000 from the 2021–22 Black Spot Program.
Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said community input was critical to identifying key black spots in the electorate.
“Road crashes place major emotional and economic strains on all affected communities but particularly the families and friends of the victims,” Mr Pitt said.
“I am pleased to see that three projects will be delivered under the 2021–22 funding round:
- Intersection of Elizabeth Street and Shell Street, Urangan
- Intersection of Wyper Street and Elizabeth Street, Bundaberg South
- Intersection of North Isis Road and Lynwood Road, North Isis.
“Motorists regularly travelling or residents living near these intersections will be pleased to know these notorious black spots will be fixed.
“None of these projects would be delivered without the community’s vital input and I encourage all residents and motorists in the region to nominate projects for future funding rounds.”
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.”
Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the 67 Black Spot projects across Queensland would make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on Queensland roads and built on previous investments in the state.
“This Government is investing in road safety right across the nation to ensure Australians get home sooner and safer, as even one death or one serious injury crash on our roads is one too many,” 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.”
The Australian Government has committed $1.1 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013–14 to 2023–24 to improve road safety across the nation.
For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots.
Black Spot Program funding for Hinkler
Intersection of Elizabeth Street and Shell Street at Urangan: install single barrier lines, new concrete median island and pedestrian refuge, new Give Way signs and coloured threshold, relocate current Give Way signs and replace the existing kerb ramps;
Intersection of Wyper Street and Elizabeth Street at Bundaberg South: kerb extension, linemarking, install painted chevron medians, move hold line forward, provide concrete pathway and kerb ramps, replace old signage and install Give Way Ahead pavement marking;
Intersection of North Isis Road and Lynwood Road at North Isis: widen minor approach road, square up minor road approach legs, and install flag lighting and new signage;