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Queanbeyan and Batemans Bay to have Black Spot upgrades.



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Gary Nairn MP Federal Member for Eden-Monaro PO Box 232, Queanbeyan NSW 2620 Tollfree NSW 1800 041 539 Ph: (02) 6297 3952 Fax: (02) 6297 5768

Press Release Ref: 912 Published: 13/3/2003 Title: Queanbeyan and Batemans Bay to have Black Spot upgrades

Two dangerous accident black spots between Canberra and Batemans Bay are set to benefit from high priority upgrades announced today by the Federal Government.

Federal Member for Eden-Monaro, Gary Nairn, revealed $180,000 dollars had been allocated to the works at Queanbeyan and Batemans Bay.

The Queanbeyan project involves modification to traffic signals at the Crawford and Morrisset Street intersection.

At Batemans Bay, the work will be carried out approaching the town. This includes pavement replacement and improvement to the curve at the bottom of the Clyde Mountain.

Mr Nairn acknowledged the co-operative effort between Federal, State and Local governments, in partnership with the local community, to reduce the national road toll.

“As recent holiday road tolls highlight, Australians can’t be complacent when it comes to reducing the toll”, Mr Nairn said.

“The funding has been allocated under the National Road Black Spot program.

“The Black Spot program, now in its seventh year, had been extraordinarily successful.”

In August 2001, an evaluation report of the program completed by the Bureau of Transport and Regional Economics indicated it returned an average $14 in benefit for every $1 invested, preventing at least 32 fatalities and more than 1500 serious injuries in its first three years.

National Black Spot Programme information is available on line at www.atsb.gov.au or by telephoning 02 6274 7467. Ends…

Gary Nairn 6297 3952