Dangerous Melbourne roads get Black Spot funds


Dangerous sections of road on Melbourne’s network will soon be fixed under the Federal Government’s Black Spot funding program

June 30, 2011

Dangerous sections of road on Melbourne’s network will soon be fixed under the Federal Government’s Black Spot funding program.

The Federal Government will pump $985,000 into constructing splitter islands and installing signage and line marking at the intersection of Barry Road and Colbert Road and Somerton Park Drive and Truck City Drive in Melbourne’s Campbellfield.

Another $445,000 will be spent on the intersection of Roxburgh Park Drive and Pinnock Avenue and St Clair Boulevard in Roxburgh Park on a roundabout and street lighting.

A new roundabout and street lighting will be built at Craigieburn’s Bridgewater Road and Hayfield Road intersection, costing $465,000.

Calwell MP Maria Vamvakinou says the Federal Government has allocated more than $1.5 million since 2007 to fix black spots across the Calwell electorate.

"This investment is helping to make our local roads even safer," Vamvakinou says.

"The good thing about our Black Spot program is that anyone can suggest an intersection or section of road they believe should be considered for safety upgrade."

An independent report of the program has found it has prevented at least 32 fatalities and more than 1,500 serious injuries in its first three years.


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