$16.5 million to fix local black spots in South Australia

Media Release

JB052/2015

18 May 2015

Joint release with:

Rowan Ramsey MP

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

The Australian Government is building 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 $16.5 million in funding for 37 Black Spot projects across South Australia.

This funding is part of the Australian Government's record commitment of $500 million to the Black Spot Programme in the 2014 Budget which includes an additional $200 million to fast-track investment in world class infrastructure across the country.

“As a result of the Australian Government's additional investments, an extra 25 projects will be funded in South Australia over 2015–16, meaning even safer roads, improved travel times for motorists and more local jobs,” Mr Briggs said.

“These extra projects are expected to save an additional three lives and prevent 153 injury crashes over 10 years, and deliver economic dividends of around $78 million,” 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%, equaling one life per year for every 84 projects. Projects also return almost $7.00 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 from the Royal Automobile Association of SA, Motor Accident Commission, Local Government Association of SA, South Australian Road Transport Association, SA Freight Council, Bicycle SA and the SA Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

The Australian Government broadened the eligibility criteria for project applications in 2015–16 and 2016–17 to ensure local communities have greater access to the $200 million in additional funding for road safety upgrades.

Our record investment in world class infrastructure 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 prosperous future.

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

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

2015–16 Black Spot Projects—South Australia

Project Name Treatment Australian Government Funding Local Government Area
Strathalbyn-Wellington Road (Langhorne Creek Road)
Belvidere-Milang Road
BELVIDERE
Realign existing Y-junction, install painted channelised right turn lanes, improve sight lines and relocate hazards $1,450,000 Alexandrina Council
Morphett Street
Gilbert Street
ADELAIDE
Install kerb protuberances and new ramps on Morphett Street, relocate signal posts to new kerb protuberances and continue bicycle lanes through the intersection $174,000 City of Adelaide
Holbrooks Road
Hartley Road and Beatty Street
FLINDERS PARK
Extend right turn lanes on both approaches of Holbrooks Road, install right turn arrows and fully control right turns on Holbrooks Road $100,000 City of Charles Sturt
Grange Road
From Verco Avenue to Abbotshall Road
HAWTHORN
Upgrade level crossing by constructing a vehicle escape lane to accommodate 19m articulated buses and modifying traffic signals at Grange, Belair, Newark intersection $145,000 City of Mitcham
Hawthorndene Drive
Watahuna Avenue
HAWTHORNDENE
Install non-skid pavement, advance warning signs and delineation $24,089 City of Mitcham
Payneham Road
Lower North East Road, Montacute Road and Glynburn Road
GLYNDE
Install traffic signal mast arm, upgrade pedestrian facilities and install larger advanced direction sign on Payneham Road $245,000 City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters
Happy Valley Drive
Black Road to Manning Road
HAPPY VALLEY
Install road lighting $786,000 City of Onkaparinga
Bowering Hill Road
Port Road
PORT WILLUNGA
Install traffic islands along Bowering Hill Road on approaches to Port Road and upgrade signage $515,000 City of Onkaparinga
Baker Gully Road, Chapel Hill Road and Chaffeys Road
From Brooks Road to Kays Road
KANGARILLA
Seal sections of shoulder, extend culverts, install safety barrier at targeted locations, upgrade signage and install line marking and guide posts $300,000 City of Onkaparinga
Main South Road
Stanley Court
MORPHETT VALE
Install seagull island treatment and separated right turn lane into Stanley Court $215,000 City of Onkaparinga
Commercial Road
Seaford Road
SEAFORD
Extend right turn lanes on Commercial Road northern approach and Seaford Road eastern approach, fully control right turns and install traffic signal mast arm on the northwest corner of Seaford Road $65,000 City of Onkaparinga
Main North Road
From Curtis Road to George McCallum Road
BLAKEVIEW
Upgrade existing median openings, add new u-turn slots with deceleration lanes and extend right turn lane into Craigmore Road $1,094,000 City of Playford
Angle Vale Road
Curtis Road and McGee Road
PENFIELD GARDENS
Install traffic islands on Curtis Road and McGee Road approaches, install line marking and lighting, relocate power pole and install guard fence $800,000 City of Playford
John Rice Avenue
Near Haydown Road
SALISBURY
Install pedestrian activated crosswalk, indent bus bay and relocate walking paths $347,000 City of Playford
Main North Road
Near George McCallum Road
MUNNO PARA
Install pedestrian activated crosswalk $262,000 City of Playford
Victoria Road
Strathfield Terrace
TAPEROO
Install seagull island treatment to ban through and right turns from eastern side of Strathfield Terrace and install u-turn slots on Victoria Road to the north and south of the intersection $400,000 City of Port Adelaide Enfield
Yankalilla-Victor Harbor Road (Inman Valley Road)
3km section between Hutton Road and Swains Crossing Road
BACK VALLEY
Seal shoulder $985,000 City of Victor Harbor
Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Bagot Avenue and Brooker Terrace
COWANDILLA
Extend right turn lanes on both approaches of Sir Donald Bradman Drive, install extra traffic signal lanterns and partially control right turns on east, west and north approaches $140,000 City of West Torrens
Wainhouse Street
North Parade
TORRENSVILLE
Install road humps along North Parade, a driveway link or raised threshold on Wainhouse Street and upgrade priority signage $31,000 City of West Torrens
Sherriff Street
Norman Street
UNDERDALE
Install road humps along Norman Street and a driveway link or raised threshold on Sherriff Street $29,000 City of West Torrens
Port Wakefield-Auburn Road
4km section near Gardiner Road west of Auburn
AUBURN
Shoulder sealing and delineation improvements at targeted locations $348,000 Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council
Moorlands-Pinnaroo Road (Mallee Highway)
4km section east of Moorlands
MOORLANDS
Seal shoulders, install safety barriers at targeted locations and upgrade delineation $610,000 Coorong District Council
South Eastern Freeway
Dukes Highway and Princes Highway
TAILEM BEND
Install safety barrier, delineation and non-skid surface $510,000 Coorong District Council
Port Broughton-Bute Road
From Mundoora Road to 4.5km south
PORT BROUGHTON
Shoulder sealing and delineation improvements at targeted locations $679,000 District Council of Barunga West
Eyre Highway
6.1km section west of Ceduna
CEDUNA
Shoulder sealing and delineation improvements at targeted locations $831,000 District Council of Ceduna
Lock-Cowell Road
3km section east of Rudall
RUDALL
Shoulder sealing and delineation improvements at targeted locations $485,000 District Council of Cleve
Flinders Highway
4km section near Coffin Bay Road
FOUNTAIN
Install guard fence and culvert extensions at targeted locations $402,000 District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula
Sturt Highway
3km section east of Blanchetown
BLANCHETOWN
Widen existing sealed shoulder $230,000 District Council of Loxton Waikerie
Main North Road (Horrocks Highway)
4km section south of Wirrabara
WIRRABARA
Extend culverts to clear zone width $704,000 District Council of Mount Remarkable
Orroroo-Peterborough Road
1.45km section south east of Orroroo
ORROROO
Shoulder sealing and delineation improvement $145,000 District Council of Orroroo/Carrieton
Stelzer Road
From Seppeltsfield Road to Langmeil Road
STONE WELL
Seal targeted sections of Stelzer Road, install speed and hazard signage, trim trees and vegetation and upgrade line marking and road shoulders $440,250 Light Regional Council
Kapunda-Morgan Road
3.06km section near Plains Road east of Eudunda
EUDUNDA
Shoulder sealing and delineation improvements at targeted locations $404,000 Regional Council of Goyder
Old Princes Highway
From Schenscher Road to 2.5km west
MONARTO SOUTH
Seal shoulder $161,518 The Rural City of Murray Bridge
Blyth-Halbury Road
From Blyth to Halbury
BLYTH
Install sections of safety barrier, extend culverts and remove trees at identified locations $507,000 Wakefield Regional Council
Tod Highway
From Eyre Highway to 20km south
KYANCUTTA
Shoulder sealing around the outside of curves $371,000 Wudinna District Council
Curramulka-Port Vincent Road
Minlaton-Port Vincent Road
CURRAMULKA
Realign the existing two Y-junctions to form a T-junction $1,155,000 Yorke Peninsula Council
Ardrossan-Minlaton Road (Yorke Highway)
3km section near Power Line Road north of Curramulka
CURRAMULKA
Shoulder sealing and delineation improvements at targeted locations $485,000 Yorke Peninsula Council