Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan has announced almost $3 million in funding to fix seven dangerous Black Spots on local roads across the Northern Rivers, including almost $900,000 to improve Teven Road.
The funding will allow the installation of curve alignment markers, retro reflective pavement markers, advisory signs and anti-skid surface and improve superelevation.
The section of the Teven road where the work will be carried out is 500 metres east of Shaws Lane then eastbound for 1.4km.
“This is great news for motorists who use Teven Road. At the moment, many vehicles on the steep curved section of the road lose control, particularly in the wet and going downhill.”
Mr Hogan said this investment in black spot projects will deliver safer and more efficient roads in Ballina.
“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,” he 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”.
Mr Hogan said the Australian Government’s record commitment of $500 million to the Black Spot Programme in the 2014 Budget would fix more roads than ever before and fast-track better roads.
“As a result of the Government’s additional investment, an extra 100 projects will be funded in NSW over 2015/16,” he said.
“Based on the outcomes typically delivered by black spot projects, these extra projects are expected to save an additional 13 lives and prevent 671 injury crashes over 10 years, and deliver economic dividends of around $214 million.
Further information and nomination forms can be downloaded from: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/index.aspx