$5.8 Million to Fix Black Spots in South Australia
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|
From Strathalbyn Road to Longwood Road
|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|
2.23km to 3.73km from Montacute Road
|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|
7km Section Between Finniss and Currency Creek
|Install safety barriers, remove trees and upgrade delineation||$630,000||Alexandrina Council|
|Mount Compass-Goolwa Road
From Victor Harbour Road to 3.0km South
|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
|Install safety barriers and upgrade delineation||$100,000||Alexandrina Council|
|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|
Sir Edwin Smith Avenue
|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|
|Remodel traffic signals to include a right turn arrow from Morphett Street (southbound direction)||$30,000||City of 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
|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|
Ledger Road and Toogood Avenue
|Install centre median islands and contrasting pavement on Birch Street approach||$30,000||City of Charles Sturt|
|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
|Install sections of wire rope safety barrier||$530,000||City of Murray Bridge|
Wagenknecht Road and Rathjen Road
|Install painted turn lanes, remove vegetation and improve sight lines, improve/ reinforce priority signs and stagger cross intersection||$427,000||City of Murray Bridge|
|Construct right / left staggered T intersection||$150,000||City of Onkaparinga|
|Modify roundabout and improve sight lines||$50,000||City of Onkaparinga|
|Main North Road
Midway Road and Woodford Road
|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
|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|
Waterloo Corner Road and Park Terrace
|Upgrade existing traffic signals to signalise left turns on the western and eastern approaches||$130,000||City of Salisbury|
From Anglo Avenue to Glen Osmond Road
|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
|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|
|Install kerb extension on Racecourse Road approach, wombat crossing on Racecourse Road, new line marking and signage||$119,650||City of Whyalla|
|Install pedestrian crossing with refuge island, new line marking and signage||$67,000||City of Whyalla|
O T C Road
|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|
6km section at 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
|Widen sealed shoulder to face of safety barrier or on outside of curves||$85,000||District Council of Yankalilla|
5km section at Accommodation Hill
|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
|Install new lighting||$80,000||Town of Gawler|