Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King today welcomed $3,897,000 in funding that will improve 17 traffic blackspots across the Ballarat region.
“The Black Spot program provides funding to improve road safety where it’s needed most,” Ms King said.
“The funding will target a variety of road locations across the region where crashes are occurring and build infrastructure improvements to reduce the risk of crashes.
“It’s important that people remember that anyone can suggest an intersection or section of road they believe should be considered for a safety upgrade under the Black Spot programme.”
Further information on the Black Spot Programme can be found at
The 17 approved projects in the Federal electorate of Ballarat are:
• Intersection of Bacchus Marsh – Balliang Road and Glenmore Road in Rowsley: $1,345,000 to install a single lane roundabout with signage and lighting;
• Section of Lerderderg Gorge Road from Camerons Road to Bacchus Marsh- Gisborne road in Darley: $410,000 to widen pavements, install or renew line marking, install chevron alignment markers and advance warning signage for curves, install guard fence and construct sealed shoulder.
• Intersection of Sago Hill Road and Bells Road and Kopkes Road in Haddon: $391,000 to stagger the approaches of Kopkes Road and Bells Road to the intersection, install lighting and improve delineation and advance intersection warning signage.
• Intersection of Dana Street and Ripon Street in Ballarat central: $299,000 to install a roundabout;
• Section of Clarendon – Blue Bridge road from Courts Road to Woolshed Road in Clarendon: $272,000 to widen pavement, install line marking, install signage (chevron alignment markers and advance warning), install guard fence and construct sealed shoulder;
• Section of Wendouree Parade between both Windmill Drive intersections in Lake Wendouree: $194,000 to reduce traffic lane widths and increase bicycle lane widths;
• Intersection of Vickers Street and Rowlands Street in Sebastopol: $187,000 to install kerb outstands and splitter islands;
• Intersection of Victoria Street and Suburban Street in Clunes: $180,000 to install raised traffic islands , Kerb and channel signage and upgrade delineation;
• Intersection of Dawson street and Urquhart Street in Ballarat Central: $133,000 to install kerb outstands and line marking;
• Intersection of Eastwood Street and Peel Street and Eastwood Street and Humffray Street in Bakery Hill: $118,000 to fully control right turn movements on Eastwood Street and upgrade approach and intersection signage at Humffray street roundabout;
• Intersection of Beverin Street and Vickers Street in Sebastopol: $109,000 to install kerb outstands and line marking;
• Intersection of Rubicon Street and Sutton Street in Sebastopol: $78,000 to modify the centre roundabout island;
• Intersection of Stawell Street and Humffray Street in Brown Hill: $51,000 to modify the centre roundabout island;
• Section of Forrest Street from Gregory Street to Howitt Street in Wendouree: $33,000 to indent the parallel parking lane;
• Intersection of Ripon Street and Webster Street in Lake Wendouree: $31,000 to modify the centre roundabout island;
• Intersection of Chisholm Street and Peel Street in Black Hill: $30,000 to modify the centre roundabout island; and
• Intersection of Greenhalghs Road and Sutton Street in Sebastopol: $27,000 to install Splitter Island on Greenhalghs Road and a protected right turn lane on Sutton Street.