$13.6 million to fix 50 road 'black spots' in Victoria

Media Release

DC121/2017

16 May 2017

  • Victoria allocated $13.6 million under latest Black Spot Programme funding
  • On average, black spot projects reduce fatal and injury crashes by 30 per cent
  • Government will spend $684.5 million on the programme from 2013–14 to 2020–21.

Fifty dangerous sections of road in Victoria will be upgraded to improve safety for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists under a $13.6 million investment in the state's roads under the Coalition Government's Black Spots Programme.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester, alongside Member for Mallee and Chair of the Victorian Black Spot Consultative Panel Andrew Broad, today announced the 2017–18 allocation for the state under the Black Spot Programme.

“The Coalition Government is getting on with building safer roads right across the nation through our record $75 billion investment in infrastructure, with 2017–18 set to be the single largest Commonwealth infrastructure spend in our nation's history,” Mr Chester said.

“The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) has found that, on average, Black Spot projects reduce fatal and injury crashes by 30 per cent, so every dollar we invest in safer roads helps to change lives and save lives.

“I'm passionate about reducing road trauma and the Black Spot Programme is a crucial part of improving the safety and efficiency of roads right around the country. By fixing and upgrading road locations where crashes are occurring through safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts, we are helping to make our local roads safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.”

Mr Broad said this latest investment in black spot projects would deliver safer roads in 31 local government areas throughout Victoria.

“The 50 black spot projects being funded across Victoria are an important contribution towards reducing the national road toll. Funding has been allocated to road locations that have been identified as high priority, with ten fatal and 221 injury crashes recorded at these sites,” Mr Broad said.

“Locally, we'll see $70,000 from the Government go to Mildura Rural City Council to help them upgrade the roundabout at Fourteenth Street and Etiwanda Avenue.”

The panel that reviews priorities for the programme includes representatives from the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria, the Victorian Transport Association, Victoria Police, the Municipal Association of Victoria and VicRoads.

The Australian Government has committed $684.5 million to the Black Spot Programme from 2013–14 to 2020–21 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/.


2017–18 BLACK SPOT PROJECTS—VICTORIA

 

Project NameTreatmentAustralian Government FundingLocal Government Area
York Street
Kline Street
BALLARAT EAST
Install warning signs and upgrade delineation $20,000 City of Ballarat
Nyora-St Helier Road
From Williams Road to Gurdies-St Helier Road
WOODLEIGH
Upgrade delineation, seal shoulders and install safety barriers $280,000 Bass Coast Shire Council
Station Street
South Dudley Road
SOUTH DUDLEY
Install splitter island, raptor protectors and barrier extension and upgrade delineation $180,000 Bass Coast Shire Council
Labertouche Road
From Potter Road to Jacksons Track
LABERTOUCHE
Seal shoulders and install edge lines $198,000 Baw Baw Shire Council
New Street
Wellington Street and Carpenter Street
BRIGHTON
Construct a roundabout and upgrade street lighting $345,000 Bayside City Council
Lockington Road
Diggora Road, Dingee Road, Black Culvert Road and Settlement Road
DIGGORA
Install splitter islands, delineation and linemarking, seal shoulders including bellmouths and extend culverts $302,000 Campaspe Shire Council
Thirteen Mile Road
Bunyip River Road and Pitt Road
VERVALE
Install staggered T-intersections and rumble bars and upgrade street lighting $632,000 Cardinia Shire Council
Clyde Road
Bemersyde Drive
BERWICK
Install louvers on green signal lanterns and upgrade to LED lanterns $85,000 Casey City Council
Pearson Street
Grant Street
BAIRNSDALE
Install a roundabout $467,000 East Gippsland Shire Council
Rules Road
Between Princes Highway and Lens Road
TOORLOO ARM
Upgrade delineation and signage, seal shoulder and reduce speed limit $192,000 East Gippsland Shire Council
Dawson Street
Wallace Street
BAIRNSDALE
Modify roundabout and improve lighting $180,000 East Gippsland Shire Council
Romawi Road North
240m section at Peecks Road
FORGE CREEK
Install guard fence and upgrade delineation and reduce speed limit 80kmh $160,000 East Gippsland Shire Council
Skye Road
Inglenook Crescent
FRANKSTON
Modify alignment of kerb to increase deflection at roundabout $148,000 Frankston City Council
Hall Road
Cadles Road
CARRUM DOWNS
Install flashing electronic pedestrian signage and modify kerb lines $91,000 Frankston City Council
Potts Road
From Gum Nut Drive to Cranbourne Frankston Road
LANGWARRIN
Construct raised centre median, install delineation and provide parking lane $54,000 Frankston City Council
Sedgewick Road
Storys Road
SEDGWICK
Seal shoulder and install edge lines, kerb and wire rope barrier $418,000 City of Greater Bendigo
Somerville Street
Ellis Street
FLORA HILL
Install fully  controlled right turns on existing traffic signals, lengthen the right turn  lane into Ellis Street and shorten the right turn lane into Hallam Street $189,000 City of Greater Bendigo
Birdwood Avenue
Wilma Avenue
DANDENONG
Construct roundabout and improve lighting $428,000 City of Greater Dandenong
River End Road
McMahens Road
BANGHOLME
Install street lighting, delineation and speed activated warning signs $126,000 City of Greater Dandenong
Western Beach Road
Gheringhap Street
GEELONG
Install fully controlled right turns on existing traffic signals and extend right turn lane $125,000 Greater Geelong City Council
Orrvale Road
Poplar Avenue
ORRVALE
Install vehicle-actuated flashing lights on intersecting roads $37,000 City of Greater Shepparton
Moore Road
Between Mitchells Lane and Vineyard Road
SUNBURY
Install wire rope safety barrier, guard rail, guide posts, tactile edgeline, signage, chevron alignment markers and wide centre line marking. Construct driveable endwalls and remove vegetation $747,000 Hume City Council
Craigieburn Road
Oaklands Road to 2km east of Oaklands Road
YUROKE
Seal shoulder, install wire rope safety barrier, guard rail, guide posts, tactile edgeline and warning signs. Construct driveable endwalls and remove vegetation $604,000 Hume City Council
Bridgewater Road
Newlyn Drive
CRAIGIEBURN
Modify roundabout and install additional lighting $324,000 Hume City Council
Murray Valley Highway
Jacks Road
RUTHERGLEN
Install splitter islands, widen pavement seal and relocate street and stop signs $80,000 Indigo Shire Council
Old Melbourne Road
Alexander Road, Airfield Road, Pedra Road and Regan Road
TRARALGON
Install splitter islands, median island and wire rope safety barrier and seal shoulders $470,000 Latrobe City Council
Albert Street
Britter Lane, Market Street, Moore Street, Kirk Street and Bennett Street
MOE
Install splitter islands, pedestrian refuges, kerb outstands, linemarking and chevron signage $243,000 Latrobe City Council
Buckley Street
Collins Street, Church Street, Hoyle Street and Hopetoun Avenue
MORWELL
Install splitter islands and speed humps $230,000 Latrobe City Council
Kay Street
From Breed Street to Lafayette Street
TRARALGON
Install raised pedestrian zebra crossings, raised school crossings, green bicycle lane line marking and reduce speed limit to 40kmh $200,000 Latrobe City Council
Hyde Street
From Somerville Road to Francis Street
YARRAVILLE
Install a flat top hump at Hall Street, linemarking and sign improvements, shared path and green pavement treatments $93,000 Maribyrnong City Council
Fourteenth Street
Etiwanda Avenue
MILDURA
Modify roundabout $70,000 Mildura Rural City Council
Seymour-Pyalong Road
Between Seymour-Tooborac Road and Ashes Bridge Road
HILLDENE
Seal shoulders and bellmouths and upgrade signage and delineation $180,000 Mitchell Shire Council
Hilton Street
Bourchier Street
GLENROY
Modify intersection to T-layout to remove Y-intersection and install a slip lane $198,000 Moreland City Council
Kent Road
Landells Road
PASCOE VALE
Install speed humps $43,000 Moreland City Council
The Esplanade
From Disney Street to Woolleys Road
CRIB POINT
Seal shoulders, install safety barriers, curve delineation and edgelines and remove vegetation $680,000 Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
Dorcas Street
Moray Street
SOUTH MELBOURNE
Modify roundabout with raised pedestrian crossings, reduce speed on Moray Street and upgrade street lighting $322,000 City of Port Phillip
Broadway
Milton Street
ELWOOD
Modify roundabout and install wombat crossings $304,000 City of Port Phillip
Coventry Street
Tope Street
SOUTH MELBOURNE
Install kerb extensions to reduce road width and relocate hold lines $138,000 City of Port Phillip
Farmers Road
Between Meeniyan Mirboo North Road and Foster Mirboo Road
DUMBALK NORTH
Install signs, linemarking and guardrails and remove vegetation $397,000 South Gippsland Shire Council
Old Thorpdale Road
From Dickies Hill Road to 1km north of Dickies Hill Road
MIRBOO NORTH
Install signs, linemarking and guardrails and remove vegetation $168,000 South Gippsland Shire Council
Northwood Road
From 1.8 to 2.0km south of Mitchellstown Road
MITCHELLSTOWN
Widen road and construct shoulders, remove trees and improve drainage $20,000 Strathbogie Shire Council
Cape Otway Road
Between Marshmans Outlet Road and Parish Lane
WURDIBOLUC
Seal shoulders, install edge lines, raised reflective pavement markers and guardrail and upgrade delineation and signage $1,800,000 Surf Coast Shire
Boisdale-Newry Road
Between Walkers Road and 0.3km east of Back Valencia Road
BOISDALE
Install warning signage and construct T-intersection $434,000 Wellington Shire Council
Station Street
From Childs Road to Heyington Avenue
THOMASTOWN
Install raised pavements and delineation at roundabouts $475,000 Whittlesea City Council
Betulla Avenue
Roycroft Avenue
MILL PARK
Modify roundabout and install pedestrian island $185,000 Whittlesea City Council
Baranduda Boulevard
From Beechworth-Wodonga Road to Boyes Road
LENEVA
Install audio tactile linemarking to both sides of road $27,000 City of Wodonga
Dohertys Road
Dunmore Drive and Niton Drive
TRUGANINA
Install a traffic signal mast arm and fully controlled right turns $135,000 Wyndham City Council
Shelley Street
Elizabeth Street
RICHMOND
Construct raised pedestrian treatments and install new green bicycle lanes $81,000 Yarra City Council
Nicholson Street
Harper Street
ABBOTSFORD
Install narrow kerb in Harper Street, introduce "Keep Clear" area and install flashing 'Watch for Cyclists' sign $71,000 Yarra City Council
Glenfern Road
New Road
UPPER FERNTREE GULLY
Seal shoulders, install guard fence and extend existing kerb and channel $214,000 Yarra Ranges Shire Council