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Rudd Government delivers $10.6 million to improve road black spots in Victoria: funding to increase by 33 per cent next year.



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MEDIA RELEASE The Hon Anthony Albanese MP Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

21 August 2008 AA117/2008 Joint

Joint Media Statement

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

Steve Gibbons MP Chair of Victorian Black Spots Consultative Panel Member for Bendigo

RUDD GOVERNMENT DELIVERS $10.6 MILLION TO IMPROVE ROAD BLACK SPOTS IN VICTORIA - FUNDING TO INCREASE BY 33 PER CENT NEXT YEAR

The Rudd Labor Government has today announced that we will deliver more than $10.6 million ($10,619,400) to help fix 66 dangerous black spots on local roads in Victoria.

The projects include building roundabouts, improving dangerous intersections, installing speed warnings and traffic signals, and upgrading pedestrian crossings in Victoria.

Minister Albanese said, "We are committed to reducing crashes on our roads. Accidents take a huge toll on families, our communities and the economy.

"That's why the Black Spot program is a vital element in the Government's plan to improve road safety. It targets roads that either have a history of crashes or a significant risk of crashes occurring.

"The Black Spot program complements record funding to major national infrastructure links in Victoria like the Western Highway, Goulburn Valley Highway and Western Ring Road.

"This is about improving road safety at both the national and local level.

"From next year (2009-10), the Rudd Government will deliver on its election commitment to increase black spot funding by 33 per cent, up to a record $60 million nationally.

"The program has a proven track record of saving lives. At least 32 deaths and more than 1,500 serious injuries were prevented as a result of the program in three years, an evaluation by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics has shown."

Victorian Consultative Panel Chair, Mr Gibbons said, "For every $1 spent on fixing black

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spots, around $14 is returned to the community through a reduction in the number and cost of crashes.

"From Altona to Pakenham, from Warrnambool to Wangaratta, we are improving dangerous intersections to help reduce accidents and their costs to the economy.

"These projects were assessed and recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts. They included the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria; Victorian Transport Association; Victorian Police; and Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association."

Anyone can suggest a location or a section of road for black spot funding using a nomination form that can be downloaded from www.auslink.gov.au.

Media Contacts

Moksha Watts ( Mr Albanese's Office ) 0413 389 070

Victoria Black Spots 2008-2009

Road Name 1

Road Name 2

Suburb Project Funding

Abbot Street

Station Street

SANDRINGHAM Construct splitter island and kerb extensions.

$28,300

Mount View Road Between Chappell

Street and Howell Street

THOMASTOWN Construct raised platform (Mount View / Travers) and 5 speed humps (Mount View). Upgrade street lighting.

$99,000

Salisbury Road Carpenter Road and

Leppitt Road

BEACONSFIELD UPPER Seal shoulder and install

guardfence. Improve delineation with edgeline, curve warning signs, CAMs (curve alignment markers), and RRPMs (reflective pavement markers).

$106,000

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Kooyong Road Albany Road

TOORAK Construct

kerb outstands, remove trees and relocate power poles.

$78,100

Gillespie Road Braeswood Road

KINGS PARK Install fully mountable roundabout.

$150,000

King Street Barry Road to Terang Street

DALLAS Install 7 road

humps and associated signs, remove seagull traffic island at Edmund St, install centre line, indent parking and upgrade street lighting.

$205,000

Browns Road

Between Dundas Street and Spring Close

FINGAL Seal

shoulders, install tactile edgelines and wire rope barriers. Upgrade superelevation and alignment at curve. Safety Hazard reduction

$750,000

Bald Hill Road McDonalds Drain Road

to Coops Road

PAKENHAM Seal shoulders and install guard fence, edgeline, RRPMs, CAMs, and curve warning signs.

$288,000

Main Creek Road Between Barkers

Road and Shands Road

MAIN RIDGE Install tactile edgelines and CAMs, wire rope barriers, and speed advisory signs.

$220,000

Arthur Street

Victoria Crescent ST ALBANS Install

roundabout. $170,000

Mason Street

Fifth Avenue

ALTONA NORTH Install new line marking $40,000

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to widen centre median opening, lengthen median opening to realign intersection, relocate hold lines and install linemarked kerb outstands.

Vaynor Street

Garnet Street

NIDDRIE Install splitter

islands.

$73,000

Devonshire Road Cornwall Road

SUNSHINE Install mast arms. $53,000

Thomas Street

McKinnon Road BRIGHTON EAST

Install roundabout. $180,000

Switchback Road Polaris Way CHIRNSIDE PARK

Widen pavement and install painted right turn lane for vehicles turning into Polaris Way and adjacent car park.

$87,000

Station Street

Evans Street

SUNBURY Install traffic signals with pedestrian crossings.

$105,000

Reserve Road Park Road to Tulip

Road

CHELTENHAM Install traffic signals at Tulip Street and Park Road.

$120,000

Bloomfield Road Yarraman Road

NOBLE PARK Install roundabout. $195,000

Queens Road

Beenak Road

SEVILLE Install splitter

islands.

$132,000

Macintyre Lane Benson Drive to

Melba Highway

YERING Seal shoulders

and install tactile edgeline and centre lines on the curves with guideposts and RRPM's.

$311,000

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Mason Street

McIntosh Road ALTONA NORTH Install roundabout.

$385,000

Hogans Road

Dowling Avenue

HOPPERS CROSSING

Install traffic signals. $245,000

Osbourne Road Regent Avenue

SPRINGVALE Install roundabout. $209,000

Morris Road

Griffith Road and Main Street

UPWEY Install (8)

splitter islands. Install painted central median with RRPMs. Resurface pavement.

$98,000

McCelland Drive North Road LANGWARRIN Install traffic signals

$335,000

High Street Separation Street and Arthurton Road

NORTHCOTE Install anti skid surfacing, Give Way to Ped signs and extend signal phases. Upgrade pedestrian lantern and intersection lighting.

$67,000

High Street Plenty Road - Dundas Street and Miller Street

PRESTON Install Give

Way to Ped signs and yellow pedestrian linemarking.

$65,000

David Munroe Drive

Stainsby Crescent and Shopping Centre Access Road

ROXBURGH PARK Install traffic signals with

pedestrian crossings.

$83,000

Taylors Road

Copperfield Drive DELAHEY Install new

signals.

$135,000

Baldrys Road

Browns Road to Mornington Tyabb Road

FLINDERS Seal

shoulders, install tactile edgelines and wire rope barriers. Improve curve delineation

$150,000

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with CAMs and RRPMs.

Eagle Point Road Bairnsdale-Paynesville

Road

EAGLE POINT Install tactile edge lines, new guide posts, new guide and warning signs, minor vegetation removal.

$30,000

Lardner Road

Jones Road DROUIN Upgrade

delineation including guideposts, RRPMs (reflective pavement markers), CAMS(curve alignment markers). Install guardfence at two high risk locations.

$110,000

Lardners Track Curries Road

WARRAGUL Install guideposts, CAMS, speed advisory signs, and guardfence at two high risk locations.

$80,000

Toolleen - Comella Road

Between Myola East Road and Pook Road

TOOLLEEN Upgrade signs and improve delineation with guide posts, CAMS and RRPMs.

$38,000

Oxley Flats Road Between Chandler

Street and Goodwins Lane

WANGARATTA Seal shoulders on curves install painted edgeline, improve signage, delineation and vegetation control.

$82,000

Glenrowan-Moyhu Road

South of Mills Road to Laceby-

GLENROWAN Seal shoulders and install painted

$110,000

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Glenrowen Road

edgeline, improve signage and delineation.

Wild Dog Valley Road

1.4 to 4.0 km LEONGATHA NORTH

Improve delineation and seal adjoining road and driveway bellmouths.

$95,000

Keck Street Curtin Street BENDIGO Install painted bicycle lanes

through the roundabout.

$26,700

Koroit Street

Henna Street

WARRNAMBOOL Lower central island. $50,000

Wonthaggi-Loch Road 28.4 to 30.2 km

LOCH Widen seal

and improve delineation.

$80,000

McDonalds Track Camms Road

LANG LANG Improve delineation and seal adjoining road and driveway bellmouths.

$70,000

Echuca-Nathalia Road

Between Trickeys Lane and Corrys Mill Road

NATHALIA Seal shoulders and install painted edgeline.

$69,000

Gray Street 125m east and west of Everingham Street

SWAN HILL Upgrade street lighting and delineation.

$34,000

Jundivick Neerim South Road

Gleeson Road and Reservoir Road

JINDIVICK Install

guideposts, CAMS, speed advisory signs, and guardfence.

$80,000

Hargrave Street Mostyn Street

CASTLEMAINE Install kerb extensions. $60,000

Jamieson Street Cockman Street

WARRNAMBOOL Close road (Cockman Street).

$105,000

Beveridge-Darraweit Road

Between Old Sydney Road and Shire Boundary

WALLAN Upgrade

warning signs at curves and crests, trim and remove

$187,300

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vegetation.

Kepler Street

Merri Street

WARRNAMBOOL Close road (Kepler Street).

$125,000

Koonwarra-Pound Creek Road

Nicholls Road and Wisdoms Road

POUND CREEK Improve delineation and seal adjoining road and driveway bellmouths.

$205,000

Soldiers Road Meikle Road

WARATAH NORTH

Improve delineation and seal adjoining road and driveway bellmouths. Realign intersection.

$110,000

Sunny Creek Road Haynes Road

TRAFALGAR Install guideposts, CAMS, speed advisory signs, and guardfence.

$110,000

Romsey Road West of Monument

Road to east of Glenfern Road

ROMSEY Seal shoulders

and install tactile edgelines, guardrail and street lighting.

$388,000

Three Chain Road West of Bridies

Lane to south of Salisbury Lane

LANCEFIELD Seal shoulders and install tactile edgelines.

$520,000

Elizabeth Street Ann Street GEELONG WEST

Install splitter islands and kerb outstands.

$89,000

Highlands Road Between Telegraph

Road and Halpins Road

SEYMOUR Seal shoulders at crests and curves. Install guardrail, undertake hazard removal and upgrade advisory signs and guide posts.

$338,000

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Liebig Street

Lava Street WARRNAMBOOL Reduce roundabout entry/exit from two lanes to one lane.

$210,000

Barwon Heads Road

Mount Pleasant Road

BELMONT Realign

intersection and close right turn into Mt Pleasant Rd.

$190,000

Fenwick Road Little Ryrie Street

GEELONG Install splitter islands, streetlighting and undertake drainage and delineation works.

$102,000

Kilgour Street

Bellerine Street SOUTH GEELONG

Install splitter islands, streetlighting and undertake drainage and delineation works.

$110,000

Point Henry Road Windmill Road to

Hays Road

MOOLAP Install

guardfence, tactile edge lines and delineation.

$95,000

Kilgour Street

Normanby Street EAST GEELONG Install roundabout.

$342,000

Thirteenth Street Walnut Avenue

MILDURA Construct

kerb extensions.

$126,000

Pyalong - Seymour Road

Between Bridge Street and Panyule Road

PYALONG Install guard

rail and warning signs.

$100,000

Ripon Street

Darling Street

BALLARAT Install

roundabout. $350,000

Cowwarr Seaton Road

Heyfield Dawson Road, Stoney Creek Road, Fogartys Lane.

SEATON Install wire

rope barrier, culvert extensions, vegetation removal, and seal intersections

$375,000

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Fawaz Lane, Thomsons Lane

of gravel roads and driveways.

Scriveners Road Armstrong Track

KALIMNA WEST Widen pavement, install culvert extensions, tree and vegetation removal, install new guide posts and signage.

$265,000

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