$2.4 million to fix Black Spots in the Australian Capital Territory

Media Release

DC088/2016

15 August 2016

Joint release with:

Zed Seselja

Senator for the Australian Capital Territory
Chairperson of the ACT Black Spot Consultative Panel

The Australian Government is delivering on its commitment to reduce crashes on Australian roads, by investing almost $2.4 million to roads in the ACT through the national Black Spot Programme.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester alongside Senator for the Australian Capital Territory and Chair of the ACT Black Spot Consultative Panel, Zed Seselja, today announced $2.4 million in funding for four Black Spot projects across the ACT.

“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 four Black Spot projects being funded across the ACT are an important contribution towards reducing the national road toll.”

Mr Seselja said this investment in Black Spot projects will deliver safer roads across the Territory.

“Funding has been allocated to road locations that have been identified as high priority, with one fatal and 23 injury crashes recorded at these sites,” Mr Seselja said.

“The panel which reviews priorities for the programme includes representatives from the NRMA, National Capital Authority, Pedal Power, ACT Motorcycle Riders Association, Australasian College of Road Safety, Transport Canberra and the ACT 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—Australian Capital Territory

Project NameTreatmentAustralian Government Funding
Kingsford Smith Drive
Southern Cross Drive
HIGGINS
High Angle Approach improvements to left turn slip lanes. $810,000
Belconnen Way
Benjamin Way
BELCONNEN
Signalise the Benjamin Way southbound left turn lane and provide additional short lane. $336,000
Sternberg Crescent
Langdon Avenue
WANNIASSA
Signalise the intersection of Sternberg Crescent and Langdon Avenue and improve median approaches to Comrie Street $747,430
Sternberg Crescent
Ashley Drive
WANNIASSA
Construct roundabout and improve median approaches. $505,460