Almost $600,000 from the 2016 Federal Budget has been allocated to improve two dangerous exits on the M1 Pacific Motorway through the Turnbull Government’s Black Spot Program.
Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP said Exit 38 at Yatala and Exit 41 at Ormeau often faced dangerous queuing during peak hour that would back up to the M1 and causes dangerous situations for commuters.
“I have spoken to residents and businesses around Ormeau and Yatala and they all identified exits 38 and 41 as problem areas,” Mr van Manen said.
“I am very pleased to announce that Exit 38 on the Pacific Motorway to Stapylton Jacobs Well Road will receive Federal funding of $346,000 for safety improvements.
“Exit 41 of the Pacific Motorway to Computer Road at Ormeau will also receive funding of $252,000 for imperative safety improvements.”
Mr van Manen said the Turnbull Government’s Black Spot Program was about targeting dangerous sections of local roads with funding to support safety improvements.
“There have been too many near misses and dangerous queuing on the M1 around these exits and I am very pleased these projects have been approved for funding.
“Safety improvement work will commence in the 2016-17 financial year.”