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Federal Funding delivers for 'Black Spots' in Victoria



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August 10, 2018

Federal Funding delivers for 'Black Spots' in Victoria minister.infrastructure.gov.au/pitt/releases/2018/august/kp015_2018.aspx

Media Release

KP015/2018

10 August 2018

Joint release with:

Dave Jones

Mobility Advocacy Manager Member of the Victorian Black Spot Consultative Panel

Russell Broadbent MP

Federal Member for McMillan

The safety of 46 Victorian road ‘black spots' will be substantially improved over the next 12 months.

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister and Member for Hinkler, Keith Pitt, and Member for McMillan, Russell Broadbent, today announced $14.7 million for Victoria under the Black Spot Program's 2018-19 funding round.

They were joined by the RACV's Mobility Advocacy Manager and Member of the Victorian Black Spot Consultative Panel, Dave Jones, at the site of a black spot in Bunyip, where more than $850,000 has been allocated to install a new guard rail.

Mr Pitt said the Black Spot Program demonstrated the Coalition Government's commitment to building safer roads across the nation.

“The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) has found that, on average, Black Spot projects reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent,” Mr Pitt said.

“The Black Spot Program provides much needed funding for safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations.

“The Coalition Government is committed to getting people home safer and quicker and 46 new black spot projects being funded across Victoria are an important contribution towards reducing the national road toll.”

Mr Broadbent said this investment in black spot projects would deliver safer roads in 26 local government areas throughout Victoria.

“Locally this funding is making roads safer in Cardinia, Bass Coast and Baw Baw Shires with the projects including Main South Road at Drouin, Main Drain Road at Bunyip and works on Phillip Island.

“The works at Main Drain Road will see the installation of a safety barrier between Evans Road through to Little Road while works on Main South Road will include the sealing of the shoulders, installation of a skid resistance overlay as well as line marking,” Mr Broadbent said.

“Across all blackspots identified, a total of 241 casualty crashes were recorded at these sites over the past five years, including 11 accidents involving fatalities.

“The panel that reviews priorities for the program includes representatives from the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV), the Victorian Transport Association, Victoria Police, the Municipal Association of Victoria and VicRoads.”

Dave Jones from the RACV said local communities should get involved in the Black Spot Program.

“We encourage local communities to consider nominating sites with significant safety issues for future funding,” Mr Jones said.

“Many of these sites are in regional and rural areas, where further work needs to be done to improve the safety of roads.

“As our population grows, it's essential that spending on safety measures and road maintenance keeps pace with higher traffic volumes.”

The Coalition Government has committed $744.5 million to the Black Spot Program from 2013-14 to 2021-22 to improve road safety across the nation.

For more information on the Australian Government's Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit:

investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/.

2018-19 Victoria Black Spot Program

Project Name Treatment

Australian Government Funding

Local Government Area

Doveton Street Howitt Street SOLDIERS HILL

Modify roundabout $153,200 City of

Ballarat

Barkly Street Cobden Street MOUNT PLEASANT

Modify roundabout $45,100 City of

Ballarat

Cowes-Rhyll Road Coghlan Road to Thompsons Avenue COWES

Install flexible barriers, new pavement marking, guide posts and signage. Seal shoulders and remove vegetation. Reduce speed limit to 60km/h

$758,900 Bass Coast Shire Council

Main South Road near Cobbledick Road DROUIN SOUTH

Seal shoulders. Install skid resistance overlay and line marking $185,000 Baw Baw Shire Council

Labertouche North Road Bunyip River Road LABERTOUCHE

Install guardrail, rubrail, guide posts and chevron alignment markers $138,500 Baw Baw Shire Council

Durham Road Watt Street SUNSHINE

Install right turn lanes and pedestrian refuge island.

Upgrade lighting. Install threshold treatment (Watt Street) $132,000 Brimbank City Council

Hertford Road George Street and Leonard Street SUNSHINE

Install splitter islands, right turn lanes, and verge parking.

Remove tree. Upgrade lighting

$114,000 Brimbank City Council

Main Drain Road Evans Road to Little Road BUNYIP

Install safety barrier $869,400 Cardinia

Shire Council

Patenostor Road View Hill Road to Pakenham Road MOUNT BURNETT

Install guardrail with rubrail and tactile edge lines $285,000 Cardinia Shire Council

Robinson Road Halleur Road HARKAWAY

Install guardrail and seal shoulder $169,200 Casey City

Council

Hart Street Irrewillpe Road to Miller Street COLAC

Install linemarking, bicycle lane, Raised Reflective Pavement Markers (RRPMs), signage and painted kerb outstands $13,100 Colac Otway

Shire Council

Arthurton Road Separation Street NORTHCOTE

Reduce speed limit to 40km/h. Install "Give Way to Pedestrians" signs. Relocate speed humps and signs $162,000 City of

Darebin

Wellington Road Bancroft Street to Edgar Street PORTLAND

Install splitter islands and associated pavement work, signage, linemarking and raised reflective pavement markers

$115,000 Glenelg Shire Council

Allies Road Hermitage Road and Old Bridgewater Road MARONG

Install safety barrier $899,000 City of

Greater Bendigo

Mandurang Road Tannery Lane MANDURANG

Install safety barrier and lighting $406,000 City of

Greater Bendigo

Powell Street Bobs Street EAST BENDIGO

Raise intersection, install traffic islands, and upgrade street lighting $391,000 City of

Greater Bendigo

North Harcourt Road Youngs Lane SEDGWICK

Seal shoulders and install guardrail $386,000 City of

Greater Bendigo

Nelson Street Louden Street CALIFORNIA GULLY

Construct splitter islands and kerb outstands $112,000 City of

Greater Bendigo

Thomas Street, Scott Street Scott Street DANDENONG

Install traffic signals $355,000 City of

Greater Dandenong

Windsor Avenue, Regent Avenue Regent Avenue SPRINGVALE

Modify the roundabout and undertake linemarking $113,000 City of Greater Dandenong

Heales Road Broderick Road CORIO

Install traffic signals and lighting $774,500 The Greater

Geelong City Council

Barrabool Road at alignment bend BELMONT

Widen road at curve and construct flat top road humps and associated works. Improved lighting $730,000 The Greater Geelong City

Council

Harpur Road Ontario Street CORIO

Install roundabout, wombat crossings and associated civil works. Install safety barrier and bollards. Improve lighting $460,200 The Greater Geelong City

Council

High Street Watson Avenue BELMONT

Install splitter island on Watson Avenue and right turn auxiliary lane on High Street. Install lighting $309,800 The Greater Geelong City

Council

Watt Road Riverview Drive SHEPPARTON

Install safety barrier, centre and edge linemarking, and raised reflective pavement markers. Remove tree.

$120,000 City of

Greater Shepparton

Konagaderra Road Emu Creek Bridge to 200m west of Havelock Road CLARKEFIELD

Install safety barrier, rubrail, post caps, and warning signs.

Seal bellmouth

$602,000 Hume City Council

Osbornes Flat Road Gap Flat Road ALLANS FLAT

Widen road at intersections and seal shoulders. Install safety barriers $650,000 Indigo Shire Council

Liddiard Road Glenview Drive to Head Street TRARALGON

Install raised median, speed platform, concrete skirt and barrier. Install bike lanes and roadmarkings $181,400 Latrobe City Council

Maryvale Road Crinigan Road MORWELL

Install splitter islands on Crinigan Road $114,500 Latrobe City

Council

Romsey Road Vinnicombes Road, Black Range Road and Monument Road ROMSEY

Install safety barrier with rubrail, warning signs and linemarking $801,000 Macedon Ranges Shire

Council

Tenth Street Orange Avenue MILDURA

Construct splitter islands and install Give Way signs (Orange Avenue), relocate holding line $24,000 Mildura Rural City Council

O'hea Street Anderson Street PASCOE VALE SOUTH

Construct speed humps on all approaches $65,000 Moreland

City Council

Barrow Street The Grove COBURG

Install speed cushions on all approaches $23,000 Moreland

City Council

Lake View Road Lake Street to Tower Hill Road KOROIT

Install safety barrier, improved linemarking, signage and chevron alignment markers $148,000 Moyne Shire Council

Broad Gully Road Haleys Gully Road to Black Gully Road DIAMOND CREEK

Install guardrail, seal shoulders, cut embankments and remove trees. Install linemarking and signage. Reduce speed limit to 60km/h

$965,000 Nillumbik Shire Council

Forest Road Gums Flats Road to Nortons Road ANGLESEA

Widen shoulder seal at curves. Install guardrail with rubrail, chevron alignment markers, warning and speed advisory signs

$500,500 Surf Coast Shire

Horseshoe Bend Road McCanns Road to west of Thompson Creek MOUNT DUNEED

Widen shoulder seal and install edge lines, guideposts and Raised Reflective Pavement Markers (RRPMs). Install guardrail, rubrail and speed advisory signs. Install vehicles activated sign. Reduce speed limit to 60km/hr (limited section only)

$499,800 Surf Coast Shire

William Street Otway Street to Smith Street LORNE

Apply skid resistance overlay (Otway and Smith Streets).

Install truck warning/advisory signs, linemarking, and Raised Reflective Pavement Markers (RRPMs)

$129,900 Surf Coast Shire

McMeekin Road Giffen Street and Koroit Street WARRNAMBOOL

Install fully controlled right turn on Giffen Street, improved signage and delineation $30,000 City of

Warrnambool

Sale Toongabbie Road Nambrok Road to Denison Road NAMBROK

Construct intersections offsets, and install guardrail $592,000 Wellington Shire Council

Freestone Creek Road Coopers Road to near Froam Road BRIAGOLONG

Install raised reflective pavement markers, edgeline, guideposts, warning signs and chevron alignment markers.

Reduce speed limit to 60km/h

$115,500 Wellington Shire Council

Great Brome Avenue O'Hems Road to Lyndarum Drive EPPING

Install raised pavement speed humps, high friction surface treatment at intersections. Bicycle detour route at roundabout, additional speed limit signs

$381,000 Whittlesea City Council

Lusatia Park Road Teeses Road and Eacotts Road WOORI YALLOCK

Install guard rail with rubrail and delineation improvements.

Seal shoulder and remove tree

$352,000 Yarra Ranges Shire Council

Myers Creek Road Road 11 to Leonard Road HEALESVILLE

Install guardrail with rubrail, guardrail and chevron alignment markers. Seal bellmouth and surface blasting.

Reduce speed limit to 60km/h

$238,000 Yarra Ranges Shire Council

Glasgow Road 500m west of Sheffield Road KILSYTH

Install skid resistant pavement, chevron alignment markers and raised reflective pavement markers. Seal bellmouths $63,000 Yarra Ranges Shire Council

The Crescent, Sassafrass Creek Road Mount Dandenong Tourist Road to Perrins Creek Road SASSAFRAS

Install edgeline, centreline, guideposts, raised reflective pavement markers (RRPMs) and chevron alignment markers (CAMs)

$31,900 Yarra Ranges Shire Council