Funding boost to target black spots

Brett Whiteley and Jonathon Duniam

Brett Whiteley and Jonathon Duniam

In the hope to reduce fatality and injuries at road crashes by 30 per cent the Black Spot Program has received a funding boost.  

The government announced the state would gain more than $860,000 to help fix black spots in seven municipalities.

Liberal Senator and chair of the Tasmanian Black Spot Consultative Panel Jonathon Duniam said the community’s input had been critical to identifying key black spots.

"Road crashes place major emotional and economic strains on all affected communities but particularly the families and friends of the victims,” Senator Duniam said.

The program targets road locations with a history of crashes to deliver safety improvements such as road widening, increased lighting and signage and installing traffic lights and roundabouts.

Liberal candidate for Braddon Brett Whiteley said he encouraged all residents and motorists in the region to nominate projects for future funding rounds.

“I am pleased to see that projects like the installation of non-filtering right turns at traffic signals in Penguin, and the installation of a roundabout at the intersection of Parker Street and Randall Street at Devonport will be delivered under the 2018-19 funding round,” he said. 

Areas to benefit include:

  • Preservation Drive and Main Road PENGUIN, installation of non-filtering right turns at traffic signals.Government funding of $60,000,
  • Parker Street and Ronald Street DEVONPORT, installation of a roundabout, Government funding of $270,000,
  • West Tamar Highway from 1.5km north of Frankford Road to 5km further north EXETER, Installation of safety barriers. Government funding of $200,000 and;
  • Henry Street from Wildor Crescent to 500m west RAVENSWOOD. Installation of skid resistant resurfacing. Government funding $100,000.
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