Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan has announced almost $1.5 million in funding to fix three dangerous black spots on local roads at Karangi, Billys Creek and Kremnos.
“This is great news for local motorists,” he said. “This funding will improve safety on our local roads.”
Curves on a 250 metre section on Coramba Road will be widened, the sealed shoulder improved and curve alignment markers installed costing $745,144
Widening of the shoulder will also be undertaken on a section of Armidale Roads between Wirri Road and 700m north of Wirri Road at Billys Creek, as well as an upgrade of alignment markers and installation of guideposts and speed advisory signs costing $512,950.
Almost $500,000 will be spent widening and installing safety measures on a 1km stretch of Orara Way, South of Boundary Road, at Kremnos.
“Black spot projects target dangerous roads to save lives and reduce road trauma, ensuring our local road network is safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians,” Mr Hogan said.
“The good thing about the Black Spot Programme is that anyone can suggest an intersection or section of road they believe should be considered for a safety upgrade”.
He said the Australian Government’s record commitment to the Black Spot Programme will fix more roads than ever before and fast-track better roads.
Further information and nomination forms can be downloaded from: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/index.aspx