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Federal funding for QLD ‘black spots’

  • Posted on Thursday 14th, March 2019.

Queensland is set to receive over $12 million to help rectify 44 dangerous crash sites as part of the Black Spot Program.

Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack and Chair of the Queensland Black Spot Consultative Panel Llew O’Brien recently announced $12.562 million will be awarded to Queensland under the Black Spot Program’s 2019–20 funding round.

McCormack said the Black Spot Program aims to provide funding for safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at road locations where serious crashes are common.

“The 44 Black Spot projects being funded across Queensland will therefore make an important contribution towards reducing the total annual number of serious injuries and deaths caused by road crashes,” he said.

O’Brien said The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics found on average Black Spot projects reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent.

“Funding has been allocated to these 44 crash sites in Queensland after they were identified as requiring safety improvements as a matter of high priority following a total of one fatal and 241 crashes causing injuries recorded over the past five years,” said O’Brien.

The Federal Government has committed $744.5 million to the Black Spot Program from 2013–14 to 2021–22.

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