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Almost $3 million to fix Black Spots on our local roads

Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced almost $3 million in funding to fix seven dangerous black spots on local roads across the Northern Rivers and Clarence Valley.

The approved projects are:

  • Teven Road, near Shaws Lane - $889,000 (Ballina Council)
  • Woodenbong Road near Johnson Street - $179,000 (Kyogle Council)
  • Bentley Road near Holms Road - $156,000 (Richmond Valley Council)
  • Intersection of Pleasant and Fischer streets - $156,000 (Lismore Council)
  • Intersection of Magellan and Diadem streets - $795,000 (Lismore Council)
  • Rous Road between Alphadale and Muller roads - $531,000 (Lismore Council)
  • Clarence Way around Hootens Road - $220,000 (Kyogle Council)

Mr Hogan said this investment in black spot projects will deliver safer and more efficient roads in the Northern Rivers and Clarence Valley 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 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

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