Funding for 53 new Black Spot projects on Queensland roads

A further 53 dangerous crash sites on Queensland roads will be upgraded thanks to a $22.1 million funding injection through the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program.

The Black Spot Program funds safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred, or are at risk of occurring.

This funding is part of the Government’s $1.3 billion commitment to the Black Spot Program from 2013-14 to 2025-26 to improve road safety across the nation.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the Government’s investment would continue to make roads safer across the nation.

“The Government is committed to reducing deaths on our roads and sparing families from the immeasurable impact these tragedies have,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

“Funding under the Black Spot Program will deliver much-needed safety upgrades to some of the most dangerous sections of our roads, making them safer and keeping commuters and freight moving.

“The Government is investing more than $25 billion in road safety projects over the next four years.”

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the 53 Black Spot projects across Queensland would make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on the state’s roads, and built on previous investments in the state.

“This Government is investing in road safety right across the nation to ensure Australians get home sooner and safer,” Assistant Minister Buchholz said.

“This new funding will see total investment through the Black Spot Program in Queensland rise to $211.9 million, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to improving road safety.”

Chair of the Queensland Black Spot Consultative Panel Llew O’Brien said this investment in black spot projects would deliver safer roads in local government areas throughout the state.

“The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics has found that Black Spot projects reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent on average,” Mr O’Brien said.

“The high-priority locations we are funding have seen a total of six fatal and 233 crashes causing injuries recorded over the past five years.

“The panel that reviews priorities for the program includes representatives from the Queensland Police Service, Royal Automobile Club of Queensland, Queensland Trucking Association, Bicycle Queensland, Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (Queensland University of Technology), Traffic Management Association of Australia, the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia and state and local government.”

For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots.

A list of funded projects is available below.

Media contact:

Deputy Prime Minister – Antony Perry | 0477 971 654 | Antony.Perry@infrastructure.gov.au

Assistant Minister Buchholz – Josh Christian | 0439 897 926 | Joshua.Christian@aph.gov.au

Mr O’Brien – Clementine Norton | 0423 106 852 | Clementine.Norton@aph.gov.au

 

Queensland Black Spot Program 2022–23

Project Name

Proposed Treatment

Australian Government Contribution

Council

Mason Street
North Lakes Drive and Maddison Avenue
NORTH LAKES

Install three sets of arrow lanterns to existing traffic signals facing Mason Street in both directions (six in total), enabling fully-controlled signalised right turns with the opportunity to ban filtering

$66,500

Moreton Bay

Kelsey Creek Road
section between Tailing Gully Road to Valmadre Road
KELSEY CREEK

Install Audio Tactile Line Markings for the edge and centreline, install warning signs and Chevron Alignment Markers

$233,500

Whitsunday

Roderick Street
Waghorn Street
IPSWICH

Install new median island and chevron line marking, threshold treatments, move limit lines (continuity lines on through road) forward, install signage and target boards, and improve pedestrian movement through intersection with storage at median 

$104,000

Ipswich

Brightview Road
between Pagels Road and Forest Hill Fernvale Road
BRIGHTVIEW

Install edge line marking, Chevron Alignment Markers (CAMs), Raised Retro-reflective Pavement Markers (RRPMs), signage and additional guideposts

$95,000

Somerset

Ishmael Road
Dale Road
CAMIRA

Install new median islands and chevron line marking, provide threshold treatments, install signage, and improve pedestrian movement by installing new kerb ramps to accommodate safe pedestrian passage

$97,000

Ipswich

North Deep Creek Road
785 metres north of Tamaree Road
NORTH DEEP CREEK

Widen curve and Improve horizontal alignment and superelevation, install embankment batters, dividing line (centre line), warning signage and bitumen seal, clear hazards

$673,000

Gympie

Old Gympie Road
between Peachester Road and Maleny Street
BEERWAH

Install static alignment warning signs, chevron alignment markers and road edge guideposts

$132,500

Sunshine

Denham Street
at Folkstone Street and Railway Street intersections
STANTHORPE

Install median islands, line markings and signage. Install a break in the centre median for pedestrian refuge when crossing the wide road

$102,500

Southern Downs

Ilkley Road
section includes Anzac Road, between Rosebed Street and Tanawha Tourist Drive
ILKLEY

Install static alignment warning signs , chevron alignment markers and road edge guideposts

$515,000

Sunshine

Birthamba Road
120 metres south of Bishop Drive
BUCCA

Install shoulder and widen curve. Install line marking, guideposts and chevron alignment markers around curve. Install retroreflective pavement markers on centreline and edge lines throughout the curve

$422,000

Bundaberg

Brisbane Road
Amarina Avenue and Neerim Drive
MOOLOOLABA

Upgrade traffic signal phases and hardware and install CCTV

$153,000

Sunshine

Birthamba Road
850 metres south of Keoghs Road
SOUTH KOLAN

Widen curve shoulder to one metre. Install line marking, guideposts and retroreflective pavement markers on centreline and edgelines around curve

$399,000

Bundaberg

Auckland Street
Herbert Street
GLADSTONE

Install an extension to the side median and kerb

$85,000

Gladstone

Pulgul Street
Moolyyir Street
URANGAN

Install a single lane roundabout, including pedestrian refuges on minor legs with ramps and footpath connectivity to existing footpaths, on/off ramps for cyclists, upgraded street lighting and improvements to sight distance and delineation

$555,000

Fraser Coast

Dearness Street
Peel Street
GARBUTT

Install pedestrian refuge islands on both legs of Peel Street. Resurface the intersection to assist with delineation of new pavement marking and cycle marked cycle lanes

$287,000

Townsville

Avoca Street
Duffy Street
MILLBANK

Install raised concrete medians and painted chevron medians, install pathway and kerb ramps, for pedestrian and cyclist connectivity, upgrade and install signage and lighting

$177,500

Bundaberg

Glenlyon Street
Derby Street and Breslin Street
WEST GLADSTONE

Install a raised intersection (traffic-calming treatment)

$378,000

Gladstone

Tozer Street
Mellor Street and Station Road
GYMPIE

Install signalised intersection with separate phases for intersection legs to protect turning traffic (no filtered right turns) with dynamic warning signs and improved pedestrian linkages: pedestrian displays, crosswalks, kerb ramps and pathways

$419,000

Gympie

Ariadne Street
Woodstock Street
MARYBOROUGH

Install raised priority crossing, splitter island with reinforced intersection signage and painted threshold treatment, install signage and kerb ramps including refuge within main leg, remove on street angle parking, improve lighting and delineation

$275,000

Fraser Coast

Avoca Street
Hope Street and Grimwood Street
BUNDABERG WEST

Install kerb build outs and raised concrete medians on northern and southern approaches. Replace and install signage and additional street lighting at the intersection

$189,000

Bundaberg

Perth Street
Curzon Street
RANGEVILLE

Install roundabout with wombat/raised platform priority crossings for pedestrians and cyclists on all approaches and reduce the speed limit to 50  kilometres/h

$1,048,000

Toowoomba

Smiths Road
Albert Street
GOODNA

Upgrade of existing traffic signals to include fully controlled right turns, including new dedicated right-turn lanes on both approaches on Smiths Road

$413,000

Ipswich

Rosemary Street
Biota Street
INALA

Upgrade traffic signals including fully controlled right-turn phase and provision of mast arm, modify services, regrade/resurface intersection, improve delineation, clear hazards and upgrade lighting as required

$583,500

Brisbane

Millstream Road
from Mount Lindesay Highway to Barnes Road
CEDAR VALE

Widen shoulders and install retro-reflective pavement markers on centre line. Install w-beam guard rail (two sections), guide posts with reflectors, signage and chevron alignment markers at identified locations

$640,000

Logan

Mackenzie Street
Margaret Street
EAST TOOWOOMBA

Provide a combined signalised intersection of both Mackenzie Street (north) and Mackenzie Street (south) with Margaret Street

$796,000

Toowoomba

Hamilton Road
Bilsen Road
WAVELL HEIGHTS

Install right turn pockets and additional lanterns to control right-turn movements. Upgrade signal phasing, signage and line marking to suit new signals. Relocate bus stops to departure side of intersection

$1,063,000

Brisbane

Glenella Richmond Road
Holts Road
RICHMOND

Install a single-lane roundabout

$1,841,000

Mackay

Pioneer Street
Holts Road
RICHMOND

Improve the intersection configuration to improve safety and amenity in the area including widening to accommodate left-turn lane and improved line marking

$714,000

Mackay

Caesar Road
Plucks Road and Hutton Road
ARANA HILLS

Install traffic signals, change slip lane from low entry angle to high entry angle, install signalised pedestrian crossing, and provide on-road bicycle lanes, extended right-turn pocket on Plucks Road, and wider pathways with kerb ramps

$1,205,000

Moreton Bay

East Street
Stanley Street
ROCKHAMPTON

Install a single-lane roundabout and new asphalt surface on all approaches. Upgrade street lighting and install pedestrian refuges

$1,094,500

Rockhampton

Ingham Road
Crowder Street and Langton Street
GARBUTT

Install central median island. Pavement repair and surfacing. Install pavement markings including cycle markings

$655,500

Townsville

Adelaide Street
Creek Street
BRISBANE

Install mast arm and turn-arrow lanterns. Upgrade traffic signs, traffic-signal phasing and line marking to suit new intersection layout

$448,000

Brisbane

Bridge Street
Hume Street
NORTH TOOWOOMBA

Upgrade traffic signals to provide fully protected right turns, upgrade signal posts and lanterns, install LED road lighting, construct kerb extension build-out area and kerb ramps

$803,000

Toowoomba

Forest Lake Boulevard
Rudyard Street
FOREST LAKE

Install traffic signals, modify centre medians, extend right-turn pocket, modify services as required, regrade and resurface intersection to suit revised layout, install signs, linemarking and street lighting, clear roadside hazards

$1,515,000

Brisbane

Eaglesfield Street
Tina Street
BEAUDESERT

Install a single-lane roundabout including compliant kerb ramp and pedestrian refuge

$651,500

Scenic Rim

Douglas Street
Hastings Street
THURSDAY ISLAND

Install a roundabout, separate of pedestrian and vehicular zones, resurface road, install new kerb and channel, line marking, splitter islands, footpath connections and kerb ramps, new LED street lighting as required

$459,500

Torres

Glenlyon Street
Tank Street
GLADSTONE

Install a raised intersection (traffic calming treatment)

$398,000

Gladstone

Blackall Street
Douglas Street
THURSDAY ISLAND

Install a roundabout, separate of pedestrian and vehicular zones, resurface road, install new kerb and channel, line marking, splitter islands, footpath connections and kerb ramps, new LED street lighting as required

$361,000

Torres

Hastings Street
Summers Street and Loban Street
THURSDAY ISLAND

Separate pedestrian and vehicular zones, realign Summers Street at intersection, resurface road, install new kerb and channel, line marking, landscaping, footpath connections, LED street lighting and median as required

$353,000

Torres

Glen Road
Willi Street
WARWICK

Reconstruct to a T-intersection and construct passing areas and turnouts. Install stop signs, associated line marking/delineation at the intersection. Remove roadside hazards from clear zone

$317,000

Southern Downs

Payne Road
at curve between Freestone Road and Hagenbach Road
FREESTONE

Widen existing seal and improve superelevation on curve. Install new centreline markings, road edge guideposts. Remove roadside hazards

$280,000

Southern Downs

Spencer Street
Maitland Street
GATTON

Install pedestrian and traffic calming including new pram ramps, pathway, precast concrete islands, concrete structure median and kerb, linemarking, signs and devices

$189,000

Lockyer Valley

Baileys Lane
at curve, 2.4 kilometres from Valentine Plains Road
VALENTINE PLAINS

Widen the bend to allow safe access for general access heavy vehicles and increase road width for cyclist and pedestrians. Improve signage, lines, and sight distances for residential access driveways

$140,000

Banana

Baileys Lane
at bend, 1.35 kilometres from Valentine Plains Road
VALENTINE PLAINS

Widen the bend to allow safe access for general access heavy vehicles and increase road width for cyclist and pedestrians. Improve signage, lines, and sight distances for residential access driveways

$119,500

Banana

Baileys Lane at floodway, 4.7 kilometres from Valentine Plains Road
VALENTINE PLAINS

Widen the floodway approaches and improve signage and lines to inform motorists of the narrow floodway. Improve sight distances

$112,500

Banana

School Road
east of McDonald Road
CLARE

Replace existing guardrail with new guardrail with motorcycle rub rail and suitable terminal end treatments

$108,000

Burdekin

Brown Road
1.25 kilometres east of George Bundy Road
MONA PARK

Replace existing guardrail with new guardrail with motorcycle rub rail and suitable terminal end treatments

$99,000

Burdekin

Corundum Street
East of Marsh Street
STANTHORPE

Install new pedestrian crossing, upgrade existing kerb and channel, install linemarking and construct concrete footpath to join to the new crossing facility

$85,000

Southern Downs

Albert Street
Dragon Street
WARWICK

Install median islands, linemarking and signage. Install a break in the centre median for pedestrian refuge

$66,500

Southern Downs

Whiskey Gully Road
Yellowbox Road
STANTHORPE

Install a controlled intersection with stop sign. Widen pavement and install culvert extension, line marking and signage

$65,500

Southern Downs

Moranbah Access Road
two sections between Moranbah and Peak Downs Highway
MORANBAH

Install raised retroreflective pavement markers, reflective guide posts and centreline marking

$49,000

Isaac Regional

Hendon Deuchar Road
Cullens Road
DEUCHAR

Install intersection warning and advisory signs at all intersection legs. Install delineation (guide posts) and relocate stay pole

$28,500

Southern Downs

Ann Street
Glen Road
WARWICK

Install intersection advance warning signs, Give Way signs and associated linemarking/delineation, improve existing linemarking including on nearby intersection at Cunningham Street, upgrade existing signage as required

$9,500

Southern Downs