Queensland receives $33.6 million to fix Black Spots

Media Release

DC050/2016

15 April 2016

Joint release with:

Ewen Jones

Member for Herbert
Chair of the Queensland Black Spot Consultative Panel

The Australian Government is delivering on its commitment to reduce crashes on Australian roads, by investing $33.6 million to Queensland roads through the national Black Spot Programme.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester alongside Member for Herbert and Chair of the Queensland Black Spot Consultative Panel, Ewen Jones, today announced $33.6 million in funding for 89 Black Spot projects across Queensland.

“The Australian Government is committed to building safer roads across the nation. The Black Spot Programme targets road locations where crashes are occurring, reducing the risk of crashes through funding measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations,” Mr Chester said.

“The 89 Black Spot projects being funded across Queensland are an important contribution towards reducing the national road toll.”

Mr Jones said this investment in Black Spot projects would deliver safer roads in 25 local government areas throughout Queensland.

“Funding has been allocated to road locations that have been identified as high priority, with 9 fatal and 348 injury crashes recorded at these sites,” Mr Jones said.

“The panel which reviews priorities for the programme includes representatives from the RACQ, Queensland Trucking Association, Queensland Emergency Services, Bicycle Queensland, the QUT Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety, Queensland Police and state and local government.”

The Australian Government has committed $500 million to the Black Spot Programme from 2014–15 to 2018–19, including an additional $200 million over two years from 2015–16 to improve road safety across the nation.

For more information on the Australian Government's Black Spot Programme, or to nominate a black spot, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/.

2016–17 Black Spot Projects—Queensland

Project NameTreatmentAustralian Government FundingLocal Government Area
Mt Nebo Road
1.65km Section West of Brompton Road (Site C)
ENOGGERA RESERVOIR
Improvements to signage, linemarking and delineation. Installation of guardrail. Removal of roadside obstacles. Construction of shoulders at some locations $543,000 Brisbane City Council
Newmarket Road
Lamont Road
WILSTON
Installation of new traffic signals (filter allowed) $498,500 Brisbane City Council
Cavendish Road
Holland Road
HOLLAND PARK
Installation of fully controlled right turn with arrows. Upgrade signal display. Installation of signal arrows at existing signals to fully control right turns and lengthen auxiliary right turn lanes $488,000 Brisbane City Council
Mt Nebo Road
1.6km Section West of Brompton Road (Site D)
ENOGGERA RESERVOIR
Improvements to signage, linemarking and delineation. Installation of guardrail. Removal of roadside obstacles. Construction of shoulders at some locations $458,000 Brisbane City Council
Mt Nebo Road
1.7km Section West of Brompton Road (Site E)
ENOGGERA RESERVOIR
Improvements to signage, linemarking and delineation. Installation of guardrail. Removal of roadside obstacles. Construction of shoulders at some locations $437,000 Brisbane City Council
Mt Nebo Road
1.2km Section West of Brompton Road (Site F and G)
ENOGGERA RESERVOIR
Improvements to signage, linemarking and delineation. Installation of guardrail. Removal of roadside obstacles. Construction of shoulders at some locations $380,000 Brisbane City Council
Mt Nebo Road
1.1km Section West of Brompton Road (Site B)
ENOGGERA RESERVOIR
Improvements to signage, linemarking and delineation. Installation of guardrail. Removal of roadside obstacles. Construction of shoulders at some locations $362,000 Brisbane City Council
Kelvin Grove Road
Ithaca Street
KELVIN GROVE
Upgrade signal display $264,000 Brisbane City Council
Wickham Street
Gotha Street
FORTITUDE VALLEY
Upgrade signal display with additional lanterns for turning movements $165,000 Brisbane City Council
Ann Street
Commercial Road
FORTITUDE VALLEY
Upgrade signal display to mast arm /additional lanterns. Widen median to improve the visibility of the traffic signals $126,000 Brisbane City Council
Bay Terrace
Bride Street
WYNNUM
Installation of additional priority signs on median islands $87,000 Brisbane City Council
Roxwell Street
Julie Road
ELLEN GROVE
Installation of additional priority signs on median islands $68,000 Brisbane City Council
Hawthorne Road
Carr Street
BULIMBA
Improvements to lighting, installation of Raised Reflective Pavement Markers and wide centre line treatments without Audio Tactile Line Marking $37,000 Brisbane City Council
Scotland Street
Eastgate Street and Steindl Street
BUNDABERG EAST
Layout of the roundabout to be upgraded. Signage and marking improvement. Bike lanes to be improved $410,000 Bundaberg Regional Council
Walla Street
George Street
BUNDABERG SOUTH
Upgrade the layout of the intersection. Extend kerb. Install new bike lane and pedestrian facilities. Install new refuge $390,000 Bundaberg Regional Council
Commercial Street
Production Street and Brickwork Circuit
SVENSSON HEIGHTS
Installation of street lighting. Installation of new signs, markings, refuge island and bike lanes $90,000 Bundaberg Regional Council
Queen Street
Soper Street
AYR
Modify approach nodes and centre island geometry to improve safety and flow. Resurface and linemark $70,000 Burdekin Shire Council
Cairns Bicycle Network
Various Locations
CAIRNS
Bicycle facilities works on various streets identified $450,000 Cairns Regional Council
Esmond Street
Borilla Street
EMERALD
Installation of roundabout. Installation of street lighting $192,100 Central Highlands Regional Council
Bonogin Road
Carington Road to Davenport Drive
BONOGIN
Widen the sealed shoulder, remove hazards, improve warning of sub-standard curves, install Vehicle Activated Signs $1,990,100 City of Gold Coast
Coolangatta Road
Musgrave Road
COOLANGATTA
Modifying existing traffic signal phasing. Upgrade traffic signal hardware including lanterns, target boards and mast arms. Upgrade existing high speed left turn lane from Coolangatta Rd to Musgrave St to provide a high entry angle right turn $555,000 City of Gold Coast
Gold Coast Highway
Waterways Drive
MAIN BEACH
Install new warning signs and modify existing flashing warning signage. Separate left turn deceleration lane, painted or channelised. Install a high friction surface. Remove hazards. Improve southbound zebra crossing. Reduce speed limit $445,500 City of Gold Coast
M1 Exit 38, Pacific Motorway
Staplyton Jacobs Well Road
YATALA
Installation of ramp metering at off ramps and overpass $346,000 City of Gold Coast
M1 Exit 41, Pacific Motorway
Computer Road
YATALA
Installation of ramp metering at off ramp and overpass $252,000 City of Gold Coast
Reserve Road
Brygon Creek Road
UPPER COOMERA
Improve traffic signal phasing. Extend the existing right turn auxiliary lanes to reduce vehicle queueing in the through lane and improve sight lines. Upgrade existing auxiliary queue storage in response to revised phasing during peak periods $240,000 City of Gold Coast
Bayview Street
Poinsettia Avenue
HOLLYWELL
Define turning paths at intersection and install kerb build-out on Poinsettia Ave. Install central median on Bayview St. Provide green painted bicycle lanes. Bring forward give way lane closer to Bayview St. Reduce Bayview St parking obstructions $195,000 City of Gold Coast
Hinkler Drive
Mortensen Road
NERANG
Install fully controlled signal for right turn movements during peak hours. Additional arrow for right turn movements during off-peak hours. Upgrade the existing high-speed left turn from Mortenson Road to Hinkler Road $85,000 City of Gold Coast
Bauple Drive
4.5km North of Bauple
BAUPLE
Pavement widening including seal shoulders, line marking and signage to improve safety around crest $583,000 Fraser Coast Regional Council
Torquay Terrace
Bideford Street
TORQUAY
Construct a roundabout to reduce speed, crash severity and improve visibility at the intersection $536,500 Fraser Coast Regional Council
Breslin Street
Boles Street
WEST GLADSTONE
Installation of fully controlled right turn phase at the signalised intersection $104,100 Gladstone Regional Council
Alice Street
Albert Street
GOODNA
Signalise the intersection $399,000 Ipswich City Council
Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road
HiddenValley Road
YEPPOON
Closure of a leg at the four-way intersection to convert it to T-intersection $908,000 Livingstone Shire Council
Thallon Road
Between Funk Road and Niemeyer Road
KENSINGTON GROVE
Shoulder widening and signage improvements at bends/curve and intersection. Review speed limit and associated signage $954,000 Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Australia II Drive
Between Thallon Road and Bond Court
KENSINGTON GROVE
Replace missing guardrails and hazard markers $615,500 Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Old Laidley Forest Hill Road
Between Harvey Road and Forest Hill Fernvale Road
LAIDLEY NORTH
Road widening and shoulder installation. Installation of signage and drainage works $552,000 Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Gehrke Road
1.5km section near Carol Anne Court
REGENCY DOWNS
Shoulder widening. Installation of CAMS and new signs $470,000 Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Lake Clarendon Way
Main Greenswamp Road
LAKE CLARENDON
Layout of the intersection to be upgraded. Upgrade existing line marking, signs and implementation of further varied warning signs $414,000 Lockyer Valley Regional Council
North Street
William Street
GATTON
Improvement of the layout of the intersection by channelising turning movements $178,500 Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Tenthill Creek Road
Winwill Connection Road
LOWER TENTHILL
Improvements to shoulders, street lighting and advance warning signs, line marking, guideposts $149,500 Lockyer Valley Regional Council
East Street
Crescent Street
GATTON
Closure of one of the approaches, creating a standard T intersection controlled by a stop sign $140,200 Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Railway Street
Near Winston Street
LAIDLEY
Delineation, signage and intersection improvements $91,000 Lockyer Valley Regional Council
William Street
Orton Street
LAIDLEY
Traffic island, signage and marking improvements $77,500 Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Markai Road
Nangara Road
LOCKYER WATERS
Shoulder widening. Delineation improvements. Signage and lighting $71,000 Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Landsborough Highway
Cassowary Street
LONGREACH
Intersection improvement. Roadside hazards to be removed. Construction of additional drainage structure $197,500 Longreach Regional Council
Horse and Jockey Road
Lansdowne Road
RACECOURSE
Road realignment at the curve $1,191,500 Mackay Regional Council
Carnarvon Highway
Taroom Road
ROMA
Intersection upgrade from existing narrow Auxiliary Right Turn intersection to a Channelised Right Turn and Auxiliary Left Turn. Installation of guardrails $1,989,200 Maranoa Regional Council
King Street
Victoria Avenue
WOODY POINT
Installation of traffic signals (filter turns allowed) $811,000 Moreton Bay Regional Council
MacDonnell Road
Maine Road
CLONTARF
Install two painted back-to-back channelized right turn lanes. Improved on-road facilities for cyclists. Pedestrian refuge with kerb ramps $103,000 Moreton Bay Regional Council
Wellington Street, Cleveland
Bay Street, Enterprise Street and South Street
CLEVELAND
Installation of guardrail with suitable terminal treatment along both sides of Wellington Street at the culverts and batter slopes $116,000 Redland City Council
Heinemann Road
Double Jump Road
REDLAND BAY
Installation of guardrail with suitable terminal treatment along both side of the Heinemann Road at the culverts $55,000 Redland City Council
Bunker Road
Kingfisher Road
VICTORIA POINT
Installation of guardrail with suitable terminal treatment along both sides of Bunker Road at the culverts $54,000 Redland City Council
Panorama Drive/Ziegenfusz Road
Carlingford Drive
THORNLANDS
Provide full controlled signal aspect arrows for right turn movements $25,000 Redland City Council
Redland Bay Road
Dollery Road
CAPALABA
Provide full controlled signal aspect arrows for right turn movements $19,000 Redland City Council
Mount Cotton Road
Pittwin Road north
CAPALABA
Installation of fully control right turn with arrows at northern approach $17,000 Redland City Council
Denison Street
Derby Street
ROCKHAMPTON CITY
Extension of kerb/median. Marking and sign improvement $454,000 Rockhampton Regional Council
Denison Street
Denham Street
ROCKHAMPTON CITY
Extension of kerb/median. Marking and sign improvement $248,200 Rockhampton Regional Council
Denison Street
William Street
ROCKHAMPTON CITY
Extension of kerb/median. Marking and sign improvement $246,600 Rockhampton Regional Council
Middle Road
Stewart Street
GRACEMERE
Installation of rural basic right turn treatment $74,200 Rockhampton Regional Council
Flagstone Creek Road
From Gould Hill Road and Birnam Range Road intersection to 2kms east
BIRNAM
Widen pavement and improve road geometry. Seal unsealed road. Delineation including centre and edge linemarking, install RRPMs, install road edge guideposts and warning signage. Remove roadside hazards within 2m of the existing pavement edge $702,000 Scenic Rim Regional Council
Rosevale Aratula Road
Old Rosevale Road
ROSEVALE
Removal of roadside hazards. Chevron Alignment Markers with existing advisory speed signs and Raised Reflective Pavement Markers. Superelevation upgrade. Installation of guardrail $295,900 Scenic Rim Regional Council
Mary Smokes Sandy Creek Road
D'Aguilar Highway
ROYSTON
Installation of Channelised Right Turns. Upgrade signage and delineation in accordance with Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices $352,000 Somerset Regional Council
D'Aguilar Highway
Coolabunia Road and Mary Street
COOLABUNIA
Channelised right turn treatment and left turn treatment $1,050,000 South Burnett Regional Council
Bunya Highway
Taylors and Meiers Road
KINGAROY
Channelised Right Turn. Separation of the left turn lane for vehicles travelling south by line marking $600,000 South Burnett Regional Council
Connolly Dam Road
South East of Warwick
WARWICK
Removal of trees. Sealing unsealed section of the road. Delineation improvements. Speed reduction $235,000 Southern Downs Regional Council
Eukey Road
4.2km Section From 1km East of Ballandean
BALLANDEAN
Removal of trees. Delineation improvements including Chevron Alignment Markers. Speed reduction $205,000 Southern Downs Regional Council
Sugarloaf Road
Mount Tully Road
STANTHORPE
Road widening with shoulder, signage and delineation improvements $183,000 Southern Downs Regional Council
Longs Lane (east of Wallangarra)
East of Wallangarra
WALLANGARRA
Realignment. Delineation improvement. Hazard removal. Speed reduction. Sealing the road $136,000 Southern Downs Regional Council
Mount Tulley Road
3km Section Approx 6km South East of Stanthorpe
STANTHORPE
Trees to be removed. Provision of Chevron Alignment Markers. Installation of guidepost $75,000 Southern Downs Regional Council
Old Stanthorpe Road
3km Section Approx 20.6km South of Warwick
WILDASH
Trees to be removed. Provision of Chevron Alignment Markers. Installation of guideposts and Vehicle Activated Sign $73,000 Southern Downs Regional Council
Cannon Creek Road
Amiens Road
STANTHORPE
Resealing, Road Edge Guide Posts and line marking. Provision of regulatory signs for example, stop signs and Chevron Alignment Markers. Provision of warning signs. Minor resealing at the intersection $61,300 Southern Downs Regional Council
Dalcouth Road
Gentle Road
STANTHORPE
Trees to be removed. Provision of Chevron Alignment Markers. Installation of guideposts $60,000 Southern Downs Regional Council
Amiens Road
Glenlyon Drive
STANTHORPE
Provision of traversable batters to increase visibility $60,000 Southern Downs Regional Council
Dragon Street
Pratten Street
WARWICK
Kerb to be extended. Installation of traffic island. Signage and marking improvements $44,600 Southern Downs Regional Council
Wallace Street
Percy Street
WARWICK
Kerb to be extended. Delineation improvements. Installation of signage $44,600 Southern Downs Regional Council
Freestone Road
Palmers Bridge
FREESTONE
Vehicle Activated Signs. Delineation improvements. Installation of guideposts, Chevron Alignment Markers and edgelines. Speed reduction $35,000 Southern Downs Regional Council
Britannia Street
Railway Street
STANTHORPE
Install splitter island at the eastern approach. Install new signage and marking $28,900 Southern Downs Regional Council
Palmerin Street Warwick
Between Fiztroy and Albert Streets
WARWICK
New refuge (painted central median for pedestrian) $20,000 Southern Downs Regional Council
Glen Road
3km Section Approx 6.5km West of Warwick
WARWICK
Installation of line markings, edgelines, central line, Raised Reflective Pavement Markers and provision of warning signs $14,500 Southern Downs Regional Council
Hastie Road
Between Atherton-Herberton Road and Kenndey Highway
ATHERTON
Revise vertical and horizontal alignment. Widening and sealing. Installation of new culverts $1,067,500 Tablelands Regional Council
Marnane Road/Frazer Road
Champion Road
TOLGA
Change vertical and horizontal alignment. Road widening and extension of drainage works. Installation of Recycled Concrete Pavement (RCP). Vegetation management $646,500 Tablelands Regional Council
Russell Pocket Road
1.4km Section Approx 4.7km East of Yungaburra
YUNGABURRA
Revise vertical and horizontal alignment. Road widening. Drainage works $551,500 Tablelands Regional Council
Drayton Road
West Street
TOOWOOMBA
Signalise the intersection $1,350,000 Toowoomba Regional Council
4AK Road
Between Kingsthorpe and Oakey townships
OAKEY
Widening the carriageway. Installation of guideposts. Installation of signage and CAMS. Flatten batters $1,300,000 Toowoomba Regional Council
Kingsthorpe-Haden Road
Yalungur-Lilyvale Road
YALANGUR
Setting out the alignment of the minor roads on new major roads to form a staggered ‘T’ intersection. Realigning one road leg of the existing intersection $1,150,000 Toowoomba Regional Council
Hogg Street
Tor Street
TOOWOOMBA
Signalised intersection with traffic lights $1,050,000 Toowoomba Regional Council
Kern Brothers Drive
Bel Air Avenue and Daytona Drive
KIRWAN
Modify northbound approach to roundabout (Kern Brothers Dr) with multiple curve entry treatment and modify central island. Install enhanced advance warning signing and roundabout giveway signs. Provide bikeway treatment at roundabout. Remove a tree $170,000 Townsville City Council
Bamford Lane
Mill Drive
KIRWAN
Installation of enhanced roundabout give way signs. Provision of bikeway treatment at the roundabout $152,000 Townsville City Council
Fulham Road
Cambridge Street and Anne Street
GULLIVER
Modify western leg of roundabout (Fulham Road) by installing traffic islands. Advance the give way lane on Cambridge Street. Install enhanced roundabout giveway signs. Paint an outline marking supplement with RRPMs around the central island $98,500 Townsville City Council
Landsborough Highway
Ayshire Road
WINTON
Construction of Basic Auxiliary Right Turns and Basic Auxiliary Left Turns. Improvement of roadside delineation, directional signage and guideposts $380,000 Winton Shire Council