$1.3m to fix road blackspots in Fairfax

The Australian Government is building safer roads in Fairfax thanks to the national Black Spot Programme, Nambour-based Senator James McGrath said.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Senator McGrath today announced funding of more than $1.3 million to fix four dangerous black spots on roads in Fairfax.

The approved projects are:

  • Bli Bli Road near Prentis Road, Rosemount - improve horizontal alignment and install wide centre line treatment - $910,000
  • The intersection of Valdora Road and Yandina-Coolum Road, Maroochy River- upgrade intersection to channelised right turn configuration - $320,000
  • Lindsay Road, Buderim (from Jones Road to Vista Park Drive) - remove roadside hazards and install raised reflective pavement markers, chevron alignment markers, guide posts and curve/advisory speed signs - $76,000
  • Alfriston Drive, Buderim (from Karawatha Street to Merion Court) - install vehicle activated speed signage - $40,000

“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,” Senator McGrath said.

“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.”

Mr Briggs added that as a result of the Australian Government’s infrastructure investments, an extra 42 projects would be funded in Queensland over 2015-16.

“These extra projects are expected to save an additional five lives and prevent 256 injury crashes over 10 years, delivering economic benefits of around $168 million,” Mr Briggs said.

Further information and nomination forms can be downloaded from: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/index.aspx