$328,750 to fix Black Spots in Blaxland

Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese and Member for Blaxland Jason Clare today announced the Gillard Labor Government will provide $328,750 to fix two dangerous black spots.

The approved projects in the Federal electorate of Blaxland are:

  • Yanderra Street, intersections at Simmat Avenue and Edgar Street, at Condell Park: $178,950 to install a roundabout at the intersection of Simmat Avenue and install raised islands at the intersection of Edgar Street; and
  • Intersection of Colechin Street and Glassop Street at Yagoona: $149,800 to install a roundabout.

Both projects were recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and will be delivered during the course of the coming financial year (2012/13).

Mr Clare said since being elected in 2007, the Federal Labor Government has allocated over $2.1 million to fix sixteen black spots across the Blaxland electorate.

“This investment is helping to make our local roads even safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, with eleven of these projects already completed,” said Mr Clare.

“And 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 a safety upgrade.

“Nomination forms are available from my office. Alternatively, they can be downloaded from: www.nationbuildingprogram.gov.au.”

Mr Albanese said an independent evaluation of the program found it prevented at least 32 fatalities and more than 1,500 serious injuries in its first three years, underscoring its effectiveness at reducing fatal car accidents.

“That’s why nationally we’ve doubled the program’s funding to half a billion dollars – more than honouring all our election commitments.”

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