Rockhampton has scored a roadworks injection of almost $3 million across three projects under the Federal Government’s Black Spot Program.
It came as Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Michael McCormack announced an additional $10.4 million for Queensland under the program’s 2019/20 funding round, taking it to almost $23 million.
Work on Spiegelhauer Rd, Crystal Creek ($410,000) in the Townsville region was also among the 14 new projects covered.
The Rockhampton safety upgrades include a $1.285 million project for Glenmore Rd-Main St, including traffic signals, and $879,500 to install a single-lane roundabout at Derby and East streets in the city.
A further $830,500 has been allocated for works at the Redhill Homemakers Centre entrance and Richardson Rd East approach.
“By specifically targeting road locations with a history of crashes for safety upgrades such as lighting, signage, traffic lights and roundabouts, the Black Spot Program reduces crashes causing injury and death at those sites by around 30 per cent,” Mr McCormack said.
Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the Capricornia community’s input was critical to identifying key black spots in the electorate.
“I am pleased to see that projects like the installation of traffic signals and a pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Glenmore Rd and Main St at Park Avenue will be delivered under the 2019/20 funding round,” she said.
“Motorists living within and visiting Capricornia will also be pleased to know that notorious black spots in a total of three locations in the electorate will be fixed with funding from the program.”