Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King today announced Commonwealth funding of $696,000 to fix six dangerous black spots in the Ballarat area.
“The Black Spot program provides funding to improve road safety where it’s needed most,” Ms King said.
“Even one death on our roads is one too many and the Black Spot programme targets those road locations where crashes are occurring by funding infrastructure improvements to reduce the risk of further crashes at the location.
“The great 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.”
The approved projects in the Federal electorate of Ballarat are:
• Intersection of Lydiard Street and Landsborough Street, Ballarat North: $392,000 to install a new roundabout;
• Intersection of Eureka Street and King Street, Ballarat East: $73,000 to install protected right turn lanes on Eureka Street and splitter islands on King Street;
• Intersection of Dana Street and Ascot Street, Ballarat Central: $64,000 to install a protected right turn lane at the intersection;
• Intersection of Eyre Street and Ripon Street, Ballarat Central: $60,000 to install protected right turn lanes in Eyre Street and splitter islands on Ripon Street;
• Intersection of Yankee Flat Road and Ballarat-Navigators Road at Warrenheip: $57,000 to install a semi-mountable concrete splitter island, widen the pavement and install signage and line marking; and
• Intersection of Dana Street and Armstrong Street, Ballarat Central: $50,000 to modify the eastbound approach to the intersection to increase deflection.
Nomination forms are available from Ms King’s office at 5 Lydiard St North, Ballarat, Ph: 5338 8123. Alternatively, they can be downloaded from: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/nominate_black_spots.aspx
On receipt of a completed Black Spot Nomination Form the relevant state/territory transport agency will examine the nominated site’s eligibility, and may undertake an economic assessment of a treatment proposal. All nominations will be referred for consideration by the appropriate Consultative Panel.