$155,000 to fix local black spot in Hughes

Media Release

JB031/2015

20 April 2015

Joint release with:

Craig Kelly MP

Federal Member for Hughes

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Member for Hughes Craig Kelly today announced $155,000 to fix the dangerous Campbell and Castlereagh Street intersection in Liverpool.

This project will move the Secant Street intersection with Castlereagh Street further south with build out and upgrade signage and delineation on both legs of Castlereagh Street.

The project was recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts. Construction will start on the 1 July 2015 and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

This intersection has a significant crash history; 19 accidents with seven casualty crashes occurred in the five year period ending June 2013.

Sixteen of these crashes involved vehicles leaving Castlereagh Street.

The Australian Government's record commitment of $500 million to the Black Spot Programme in the 2014 Budget will fix more roads than ever before.

As a result of our additional investment, an extra 110 projects will be funded in New South Wales over 2015–16.

Based on the outcomes typically delivered by black spot projects, these extra projects are expected to save an additional 13 lives and prevent 671 injury crashes over 10 years, and deliver economic dividends of around $214 million.

Further information and black spot nomination forms can be downloaded from: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/index.aspx