Blakeview's Main North Road median upgrade to improve safety

Media Release


04 April 2016

Safety will soon be improved on Main North Road in Blakeview thanks to an upgrade of the median between George McCullum Road and the Curtis Road/Craigmore Road intersection.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said a range of safety measures would be delivered as part of the $1.356 million upgrade, which is funded under the Australian Government's Black Spot Programme.

“The median upgrade along this section of Main North Road will involve providing safer crossing opportunities for pedestrians, including a signalised push-button cyclist and pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Main North Road and George McCullum Road,” Mr Chester said.

“The upgrade will also provide sheltered U-turn lanes, including an extended right-turn lane.

“The Australian Government is committed to improving the safety of our roads and the Black Spot Programme is part of that commitment to reduce crashes and road trauma in families and communities.”

The upgrade was expected to be completed by the end of July 2016, weather permitting.

“Site clearing and utility service relocation works for the upgrade are scheduled to get underway this week, with major construction works to start in mid-May 2016,” Mr Chester said.

“The majority of works will occur from Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm.

“Should night works be required, adjacent residents will be notified in advance, while road users will be provided with advance notice via on-site signage.

“Temporary lane and speed restrictions will be applied during the construction period but access to properties and businesses will be maintained.

“Road users are asked to use extra caution when workers are on-site.”