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 Clarence Way and Woodenbong Road totalling almost $400,000.
“This is great news for motorists in Kyogle,” Mr Hogan said. “This funding will improve safety on our local roads.”
Curves on a 420 metre section on Clarence Way from Hootens Road will be widened and cure alignment markers installed costing $220,000 after a number of vehicles have come of the road.
Widening work will also be undertaken on a 350m section of Woodenbong Road around Johnson Street costing $179,500.
“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 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