NSW to get $19.2m under Black Spot scheme


Over 50 road sections across the state to be upgraded

NSW to get $19.2m under Black Spot scheme
Chester says the Black Spot Programme is saving lives.

 

Having allocated funds to Victoria and Queensland, the federal government has now announced funding for New South Wales under the Black Spot Programme.

NSW will get $19.2 million to upgrade 52 of the most notorious road sections across the state.

Projects including Byron Bay Road (Lennox Head) and the Tweed Valley Way between Riverside Drive north and Riverside Drive south (Tumbulgum) project will receive two of the biggest payouts – $1,992,363 and $1,167,735 respectively.

The Byron Bay Rd project includes installing raised pavement markers and audio tactile centrelines, widening shoulders and installing roadside wire rope barrier at selected curves, and improving superelevation and providing a high level non-skid surface.

The Tweed Valley Way project includes installing wire rope barriers on median and widening of shoulders.

The full list of NSW projects is available here.

The announcement was made by federal infrastructure and transport minister Darren Chester along with NSW Black Spot Consultative Panel chair Ann Sudmalis.

"The Australian Government knows the difference safer roads makes to the community and by improving these ‘black spots’ over the next 12 months everyone will benefit," Chester says.

Sudmalis says the investment will help deliver safer roads in 27 local government areas throughout NSW.

"Safety will be significantly improved at the 52 black spot projects across New South Wales, with nine fatal and 249 injury crashes recorded at these sites," Sudmalis says.

The federal government has thanked consultation panel, which includes representatives from the NRMA, NSW Federation of P&C Associations, the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia, NSW police, and the state and local government.

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