The Australian Government is delivering on its plan to build safer roads and a stronger economy through its record $500 million investment in the national Black Spot Programme.
Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP today announced funding of $684,300 to fix four dangerous black spots in Logan and Upper Coomera.
The approved projects are:
- Browns Plains Rd Logan Metro Sports Centre Entrance CRESTMEAD: Install traffic signals $300,000
- Browns Plains Rd Second Ave and Waratah Dr MARSDEN: Upgrade traffic signals to provide right turn phases and install overheads mast arm $120,000
- West Mount Cotton Road From 250m Nth of Gramzow Rd to 650m South of Gramzow Rd CORNUBIA: $37,500
- Reserve Rd Abraham Rd and Hargraves Rd UPPER COOMERA: Upgrade traffic signals to provide fully controlled right turn movements from all approaches and extend right turn bays into northern and eastern approaches: $226,800
The projects were recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and will be delivered during the course of the coming financial year (2014-15).
van Manen said this investment in Black Spot projects will deliver safer roads for Logan through targeted upgrades proven to deliver results.
“Black Spot projects target dangerous roads to save lives and reduce road trauma, ensuring our local roads are safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
“Anyone can suggest an intersection or stretch of road they believe should be considered for a safety upgrade, and we strongly encourage all councils and individuals to submit their nominations,” he said.
Further information and nomination forms can be downloaded from: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/index.aspx
A recent evaluation of the programme found that fatal and casualty crashes are reduced at treated sites by 30%, equalling one life per year for every 84 projects.
This programme delivers genuine results by saving lives and returning around $7.70 for every $1 invested by reducing the number and cost of road crashes.