Federal funding to fix 24 ‘black spots’ in South Australia
02 July 2018
Joint release with:
Member for Barker
Chair of the South Australian Black Spot Consultative Panel
Federal Member for Boothby
Major safety improvements to 24 of South Australia’s most notorious road black spots have been given the green light with the Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Keith Pitt announcing funding today for the 2018-19 Black Spot Program at Hawthorn.
Mr Pitt announced the state would be receiving $5.5 million under the latest round of program funding.
“The Coalition Government is committed to making roads safer in South Australia and right across the nation,” he said.
“The Black Spot Program reduces fatal and injury crashes by 30 per cent—specifically targeting road locations with a history of crashes to deliver safety improvements such as road widening, increased lighting and signage, and installing traffic lights and roundabouts.
“Under the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020, the Australian, state and territory governments have committed to reducing the numbers of deaths and serious injuries recorded on the nation’s roads by at least 30 per cent by 2020.
“Fixing the 24 black spot projects identified in South Australia today will play a crucial role in helping us to achieve that goal.”
Chair of the South Australian Black Spot Consultative Panel Tony Pasin said this investment in black spot projects will deliver safer roads in 21 local government areas throughout the state.
“Funding has been allocated to road locations that have been identified as high priority, with one fatal and 125 injury crashes recorded at these sites over the past five years,” Mr Pasin said.
“The panel that reviews priorities for the program includes representatives from the Royal Automobile Association of South Australia, the Motor Accident Commission, the South Australian Road Transport Association, the South Australian Freight Council, the Local Government Association of South Australia and the South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.”
Federal Member for Boothby Nicolle Flint said one black spot to benefit under the new allocation was the intersection of Grange Road and Sussex Terrace in Hawthorn.
“$145,000 will be invested in making this intersection safer for both motorists and pedestrians—a prime example of how local communities stand to benefit from the Australian Government’s Black Spot investment,” Ms Flint said.
“We will work with the City of Mitcham to improve the intersection’s roundabout through installation of new pavement markings, mountable aprons for larger vehicles and safe storage areas for pedestrians.
“The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) has found that, on average, Black Spot projects reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent.”
The Coalition Government is providing $744.5 million to the Black Spot Program between 2013-14 and 2021-22 to improve road safety across the nation.
Local councils and interested community groups are encouraged to nominate black spot locations to be considered for funding. For more information or to nominate a black spot, visit: investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/.
|Project Name||Treatment||Australian Government Funding||Local Government Area|
|Install a roundabout||$133,650||City of Port Adelaide Enfield|
|Main North Road
|Right turn ban out of Research Road||$150,000||City of Salisbury|
|Modification of the existing roundabout by improved kerb extensions and splitter islands and reduce entry width||$78,000||Corporation of The City of Unley|
|Modification of the existing roundabout by improved kerb extensions and splitter islands and reduce entry width||$90,500||Corporation of The City of Unley|
Duthy Street / Harrow Terrace
|Full right turn control on Cross Road. Extension of right turn lanes on Cross Road||$120,000||Corporation of The City of Unley|
|Install solid median on King Road approaches to Robert Road, widening of road shoulders, upgrade drainage, road signage and improve sight lines and road lighting||$235,000||City of Playford|
|Modification of roundabout by installing new pavement markings, installing mountable aprons for larger vehicles and creating safe storage areas for pedestrians||$145,000||City of Mitcham|
|Install a raised pavement threshold on the southern and northern sides of the intersection along Albert Street||$80,000||City of West Torrens|
|Install channelised right turning lanes for both Avenue Road and La Scala Court||$69,000||City of Campbelltown (SA)|
Old Tapleys Hill Road
|Modification to the roundabout at Old Tapleys Hill Road to include a cycle lane and improved crossings for pedestrians||$268,564||City of Holdfast Bay|
|Installation of right turn lane on Spains Road. Full time right turn control on Salisbury Highway and partial right turn control on Spains Road||$262,000||City of Salisbury|
Between Henley Beach Road and Crittenden Road
|Painted median scheme and partial parking bans||$260,000||City of Charles Sturt|
War Memorial Drive
|Fully signalise right turns from War Memorial Dr into Montefiore Rd, including dual right turn lanes from west. Remove south east slip lane, provide left turn signal control, new mast arm for southern approach, continue bicycle lane to intersection||$504,000||City of Adelaide|
470m east of Seppeltsfield Road to 1270m east of Seppeltsfield Road
|Safety upgrade by sealing the curves; improving superelevation, sight distance and delineation; and hazard removal||$100,000||Light Regional Council|
|Karoonda Highway (Loxton - Murray Bridge)
Approximately 3km west of Karoonda Highway and Kulde Road intersection
|W-beam and section of wide sealed shoulder||$145,000||District Council of Karoonda East Murray|
North Coast Road / Tinsmith Road
|Modify sight lines and improve delineation||$145,000||Kangaroo Island Council|
|Inman Valley Road (Yankalilla-Victor Harbor Road)
Yankalilla-Victor Harbor from 300m North of Woodvale Road
|Remove roadside hazards and widen sealed shoulder on curves||$145,000||District Council of Yankalilla|
|Goolwa Road (Mount Compass-Goolwa)
Mount Compass-Goolwa Road from 1km north of Deep Creek Road
|Installation of W-beam and provide wide sealed shoulder on curves||$145,000||Alexandrina Council|
|Ridley Road (Sedan-Sanderston)
Sedan-Sanderston Road from 780m South of Schubert Road
|Installation of W-beam and provide wide sealed shoulder on curves||$145,000||Mid Murray Council|
|Mount Burr Road (Millicent-Penola)
Millicent-Penola 790m south east of Golf Course Road
|Shoulder sealing and improved delineation||$426,000||Wattle Range Council|
|Rowney Road (Bordertown-Desert Camp)
Bordertown-Desert Camp or Rowney Road approximately 1.3km east of Naracoorta Road
|Installation of guard fence and hazard removal works. Shoulder sealing and improved delineation||$510,000||Tatiara District Council|
Eyre Highway from Carawa Road to 5km East
|Shoulder sealing to 2m on outside of curves and 1m on straight sections||$429,000||District Council of Ceduna|
Eyre Highway from approximately 0.15km east of Pine Flat Road
|Shoulder sealing to 2m on outside of curves and 1m on straight sections||$490,000||District Council of Kimba|
|Browns Well Highway (Loxton-Pinnaroo)
Browns Well Highway (Loxton-Pinnaroo) 800m south of Middleton Road
|Safety upgrade to include sealed shoulder and improved delineation||$460,000||District Council of Loxton Waikerie|