$5.8 Million to Fix Black Spots in South Australia

Media Release

JB044/2014

04 June 2014

Joint release with:

Mr Rowan Ramsey MP

Federal Member for Grey;
Chairperson of the South Australian Black Spot Consultative Panel

The Australian Government is delivering on its plan to build safer roads and a stronger economy through the national Black Spot Programme.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Member for Grey and Chair of the South Australian Black Spot Consultative Panel Rowan Ramsey today announced $5.8 million in funding for 28 Black Spot projects across South Australia.

This announcement follows the Australian Government's record commitment of $500 million to the Black Spot Programme in the 2014 Budget which includes an additional $200 million from the Infrastructure Growth Package to fast-track investment in world class infrastructure across the country.

“This record investment will fix approximately 1,800 black spots over the next five years which will help save lives, boost productivity and create new local jobs,” Mr Briggs said.

“The immediate commitment of $5.8 million in South Australia will generate economic returns of around $44 million by reducing the number, frequency and cost of road crashes,” he said.

Mr Ramsey said this investment in Black Spot projects will deliver safer roads for South Australia through targeted upgrades proven to deliver results.

“Black Spot projects target dangerous roads to save lives and reduce road trauma, ensuring Australia's roads are made safer and more productive for all road users,” Mr Ramsey said.

“An evaluation of the Black Spot Programme has found that fatal and casualty crashes are reduced at treated sites by 30%, equalling one life per year for every 84 projects. Projects also return around $7.70 for every $1 invested by reducing the number and cost of crashes,” he said.

The South Australian panel which reviews priorities for the programme includes representatives of the Royal Automobile Association of SA, Motor Accident Commission, SA Freight Council, SA Road Transport Association, Bicycle SA and state and local government.

The Australian Government is currently considering how to broaden the eligibility criteria to ensure local communities have greater access to the $200 million in additional funding for road safety projects.

Individuals and community groups are encouraged to nominate black spots for consideration.

In addition to the Black Spot Programme, the Australian Government has committed $2.1 billion to Roads to Recovery over the next five years delivering vital funding to every council across Australia to fix local roads. Since beginning in 2001, Roads to Recovery has provided almost $4.5 billion for 44,958 local road projects in almost every community in the country.

In total, we have committed a record $50 billion in the recent Budget to build the infrastructure of the 21st century for a stronger and more prosperous Australia.

This investment will support more than $125 billion of construction activity across the country, ensuring we boost economic growth, slash travel times in our major cities and create thousands of jobs for a more productive future.

Nomination forms for Black Spot Projects are available at: investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/nominate_black_spots.aspx

2014–15 Black Spot Projects in South Australia

Project Name Treatment Australian Government Funding Local Government Area
Stock Road
From Strathalbyn Road to Longwood Road
MYLOR
Install advisory speed signage and CAMs on all bends, remove vegetation, install safety barriers on high risk curves, edge lines and audio tactile line marking, improve lighting at intersections and reseal intersections to improve skid resistance $183,500 Adelaide Hills Council
Corkscrew Road
2.23km to 3.73km from Montacute Road
MONTACUTE
Install safety barriers and end terminals at targeted locations, install advisory speed signage and CAMs on all curves, edge line marking, audio tactile line marking and RRPMs. Trim and remove vegetation and install cyclist related signage $82,500 Adelaide Hills Council
Callington-Goolwa Road
7km Section Between Finniss and Currency Creek
FINNISS
Install safety barriers, remove trees and upgrade delineation $630,000 Alexandrina Council
Mount Compass-Goolwa Road
From Victor Harbour Road to 3.0km South
MOUNT COMPASS
Install safety barriers, widen shoulder to face of safety barriers and upgrade delineation $345,000 Alexandrina Council
Mount Barker-Strathalbyn Road
3km section North of Strathalbyn
STRATHALBYN
Install safety barriers and upgrade delineation $100,000 Alexandrina Council
West Terrace
Gouger Street
ADELAIDE
Install traffic island and additional traffic signals on Gouger Street approach, extend existing bicycle lane on Gouger Street to West Terrace and install dedicated bicycle crossing across West Terrace $60,000 City of Adelaide
Brougham Place
Sir Edwin Smith Avenue
NORTH ADELAIDE
Install indented right turn island, alter one lane line marking to shared use between through and right turn movement and remodel phasing to limit filter turns $35,000 City of Adelaide
Grote Street
Morphett Street
ADELAIDE
Remodel traffic signals to include a right turn arrow from Morphett Street (southbound direction) $30,000 City of Adelaide
Frome Road
McKinnon Parade
NORTH ADELAIDE
Install protected right turn treatment, install keep clear signage to stop queuing over the intersection and improve the formality of the intersection $27,000 City of Adelaide
Tapleys Hill Road
Marlborough Street and Valetta Road
FULHAM GARDENS
Install partial right turn control on existing traffic signals for North and South approaches and mast arm for southern approach $44,000 City of Charles Sturt
Birch Street
Ledger Road and Toogood Avenue
WOODVILLE SOUTH
Install centre median islands and contrasting pavement on Birch Street approach $30,000 City of Charles Sturt
Marion Road
Cross Road
SOUTH PLYMPTON
Install partial control of the right turns on existing traffic signals during off peaks times and extend right turn lane on the eastern approach $80,000 City of Marion
South East Freeway
4km section East of Callington Overpass
CALLINGTON
Install sections of wire rope safety barrier $530,000 City of Murray Bridge
Mannum Road
Wagenknecht Road and Rathjen Road
PALLAMANA
Install painted turn lanes, remove vegetation and improve sight lines, improve/ reinforce priority signs and stagger cross intersection $427,000 City of Murray Bridge
McMurtrie Road
Hunt Road
MCLAREN VALE
Construct right / left staggered T intersection $150,000 City of Onkaparinga
Gulfview Road
Galloway Road
CHRISTIES BEACH
Modify roundabout and improve sight lines $50,000 City of Onkaparinga
Main North Road
Midway Road and Woodford Road
ELIZABETH NORTH
Add right turn arrows to existing signals for partial right turn control on Midway Road and Woodford Road, extend right turn lanes and install mast arms on Midway Road and Woodford Road $253,056 City of Playford
Port Wakefield Road
St Kilda Road
WATERLOO CORNER
Install a channelized left turn lane on Port Wakefield Road into St Kilda Road with a painted buffer and relocate existing stop line $181,201 City of Salisbury
Salisbury Highway
Waterloo Corner Road and Park Terrace
SALISBURY
Upgrade existing traffic signals to signalise left turns on the western and eastern approaches $130,000 City of Salisbury
Greenhill Road
From Anglo Avenue to Glen Osmond Road
PARKSIDE
Extend median to ban right turns in and out of Anglo Ave, add u-turn area east of Anglo Ave. Extend right turn lane on east and west of George St and Hutt St and add right turn arrows. Extend right turn lane on west approach to Glen Osmond Rd $520,436 City of Unley
Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Sir Richard Williams Avenue
BROOKLYN PARK
Install high angle left turn entry to improve sight distance and reduce rear end crashes and install mast arm on the western approach with signals either side to increase the sight distance to the signals $110,000 City of West Torrens
Nicolson Avenue
Racecourse Road
WHYALLA NORRIE
Install kerb extension on Racecourse Road approach, wombat crossing on Racecourse Road, new line marking and signage $119,650 City of Whyalla
Nicolson Avenue
Searle Street
WHYALLA NORRIE
Install pedestrian crossing with refuge island, new line marking and signage $67,000 City of Whyalla
Goode Road
O T C Road
CEDUNA
Install safety barriers, pedestrian crossing and paths, lighting and signage to the rail/road crossing. Install pedestrian lighting to footpath and provide a sealed surface at the pedestrian crossing $177,143 District Council of Ceduna
Riddoch Highway
6km section at Dismal Swamp
DISMAL SWAMP
Widen sealed shoulder from 1m to 2m and install sections of safety barrier at identified hit fixed object crash locations $1,100,000 District Council of Grant
Noarlunga-Cape Jervis Road
4km section at Second Valley
SECOND VALLEY
Widen sealed shoulder to face of safety barrier or on outside of curves $85,000 District Council of Yankalilla
Sturt Highway
5km section at Accommodation Hill
TRURO
Increase shoulder width around outside of curve and install audio tactile edge line $185,000 Mid Murray Council
Main North Road
From Princess Street to Kingfisher Drive
WILLASTON
Install new lighting $80,000 Town of Gawler