Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced almost $3 million in funding to fix 12 dangerous black spots on local roads across the Northern Rivers.
The approved projects are:
- Section of Armidale Road, near Glens Creek Road – $429,360
- Intersection of Union and Casino streets, South Lismore – $420,000
- Intersection of Oliver Av and Phillip St, Goonellabah – $375,000
- Intersection of Rous Road and Pleasant St, Goonellabah – $304,000
- Section of Tabulam Rd, near Clarence Way at Bottle Creek – $297,000
- Section of Rogan Bridge Rd, Seelands – $273,470
- Intersection of Leycester and Hindmarsh streets, Lismore – $265,000
- Section of Spring Grove Rd at Caniaba – $124,000
- Intersection of Rous Rd and Tevan St, Goonellabah – $74,000
- Section of Summerland Way between Grady’s Creek and Risk roads, Wiangaree – $70,000
- Intersection of Summerland Way (Prince St) and Oliver St, Grafton – $46,060
- Intersection of Tomki Tatham and Tatham roads, Tatham – $20,000
Mr Hogan said this investment in black spot projects will deliver safer and more efficient roads in the Northern Rivers through targeted upgrades proven to deliver results.
“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 Turnbull/Joyce Government’s record commitment to the Black Spot Programme would fix more roads than ever before and fast-track better roads.
This increase is on top of the tripling of funds the Federal Government gives our five local councils to fix local roads from $4.4 million to $12.5 million this year.
Further information and nomination forms can be downloaded from: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/index.aspx