Mar 30, 2018

Black Spot projects boost for Queensland

Black Spot projects boost for Queensland

Thirty-six Queensland projects will share more than $12 million under a new round of Black Spot program funding announced this week.

They include more than $1.5 million for a new roundabout on Mount Low Parkway, Townsville.

Infrastructure and Transport Minister Michael McCormack listed more than 100 successful projects across Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia to receive a $32.9 million funding boost under the 2018-19 Black Spot Program.

“These 144 projects will fix some of the most notorious areas in the country and I am glad to announce approximately half the total funding is allocated to Black Spots in regional areas,” he said.

“Accidents on our roads cost Australians approximately $30 billion per year—let alone the pain borne by families and friends who have lost loved ones.”

He said the Coalition Government had extended the Black Spot Program and was providing $60 million per year from 2021-22 onwards, building on the current $684.5 million investment from 2013-14 to 2020-21.

Projects for the remaining States and Territories will be announced over the coming months as the consultative panels finalise their respective processes.

Anyone can nominate a black spot for funding. To make a nomination visit:

 Qld Black Spot Projects 2018-19

Project Name Treatment Australian Government Funding Local Government Area
Parakeet Street
Partridge Street
Install new roundabout, modify existing kerb as required, undertake minor asphalt resurfacing, install new pavement where required and install new line marking $590,000 Brisbane
Tirroan Road
400m section between Gallagher Drive and Wattawa Road
Realign existing compound curve, improve vertical geometry, super elevation and cross fall, install guardrail on outside of curve, install curve alignment markers and upgrade signage and delineation $481,500 Bundaberg Regional
Hurst Street
Hunter Street
Widen road, install central medians on minor road approaches to intersection, upgrade existing signage and install signage on central medians and install additional street lights and pedestrian facilities $145,500 Bundaberg Regional
Bicycle infrastructure
at roundabouts
Install bicycle awareness zones, review approach speed limit and provide on-road-off-road transition $370,000 Cairns Regional
Gatton Street
Severin Street
Install bicycle awareness zones, review approach speed limit, provide on-road-off-road transition and upgrade street lighting at the roundabout $165,000 Cairns Regional
Bingil Bay Road
200m section at Midgeree Bar
Widen curve and embankment, visibility clearing, improve drainage and delineation (curve alignment markers, guide posts, line marking and advanced warning signs) and provide new seal $330,000 Cassowary Coast
Tavistock Street
Torquay Terrace
Reconstruct intersection and install traffic signals and additional lighting $824,000 Fraser Coast
Currumbin Creek Road
From Tomewin Mountain Road to 10km southwest
Install curve alignment markers at numerous curves, install guideposts, install high crash advanced warning signs, install rub rail on existing guardrail, replace all centre line markings and install audio tactile line marking $545,000 Gold Coast
Golden Four Drive
From Dune Street to Gibson Street
Move kerb forward using kerb extensions, install raised threshold and zebra crossing, establish bike lane or bike path and provide various traffic islands to calm traffic $285,000 Gold Coast
Alexander Drive
Armstrong Way
Reconfigure westbound Alexander Drive approach to a single lane before the intersection, reconfigure Armstrong Drive to reduce negotiation speeds, upgrade bicycle treatment and improve intersection and cyclist warning signs $217,700 Gold Coast
Gehrke Road
Rons Road
Widen road to allow basic auxiliary right-turn, relocate power pole, install raised reflective pavement markers through intersection and refresh line markings and install hazard marker on pole near intersection $167,000 Lockyer Valley
Blanchview Road
O’Neills Road
Widen pavement to facilitate installation of median for lane delineation, install pavement delineation including CAMs, raised reflective pavement markers and guideposts, install speed signs and street lighting $82,000 Lockyer Valley
Rockmount Road
Walkers Road
Install pavement delineation, install warning signs and regulatory sign, provide road edge delineation, remove hazards in clear zone and cut back and stabilise batter $67,500 Lockyer Valley
Blanchview Road
Nuttals Road
Install intersection warning signs on approaches to the intersection, install raised retroreflective pavement markers and guide posts and remove existing batter $67,300 Lockyer Valley
Woodlands Road
From Rangeview Drive to Manteuffel Road
Install chevron alignment markers and warning signs and reduce speed limit from 100-90kmh $58,200 Lockyer Valley
Woodlands Road
Pitt Road and Forest Hill Blenheim Road
Install intersection warning signs on all approaches, install raised reflective pavement markers, guideposts and linemarking and install chevron alignment markers $35,000 Lockyer Valley
Dolleys Road
From Knitters Road to 2.0km north
Install warning signs and guide posts $27,500 Lockyer Valley
Lake Clarendon Way
Lake Clarendon Road
Upgrade delineation, signage and lighting $24,000 Lockyer Valley
William Street
Smith Street
Install pedestrian refuge island, kerb extension, pram ramps and additional regulatory sign along western approach $20,000 Lockyer Valley
Old Toowoomba Road
From Lachlan Way to Parklea Drive
Install edge lines and repaint centreline, install raised reflective pavement markers to edge lines and centreline and remove mature trees from clear zone $19,000 Lockyer Valley
Rockmount Road
Sawpit Gully Road and Stockyard Creek Road
Install signs and delineation and install raised reflective pavement markers and guideposts $18,500 Lockyer Valley
Mountain View Drive
900m Section from western junction with Warrego Highway
Reconstruct the roadway, install intersection warning signs, install raised reflective pavement markers and install guardrails from intersection to LGA boundary $14,500 Lockyer Valley
Victoria Street
Tennyson Street
Install a single lane roundabout $641,000 Mackay Regional
Victoria Street
Lawson Street
Install a single lane roundabout $615,000 Mackay Regional
Bridge Road
Goldsmith Street
Construct a signalised intersection $446,000 Mackay Regional
Boundary Road
Curve near Bazeridge Drive
Realign curve and improve superelevation $747,000 Moreton Bay
Mount Nebo Road
400m west of Black Soil Road
Widen 100m of road and provide a sealed shoulder on outside of bend, improve curve and superelevation and enhance delineation with curve alignment markers, edge lines and guide posts $492,000 Moreton Bay
Mount Nebo Road
Near Darcy Kelly Road
Widen road on outside of bend near Darcy Kelly Road intersection, improve curve and superelevation, install enhanced delineation, signage and barriers and build-up road shoulders to match surface profile $490,600 Moreton Bay
Trilby Street
Henzell Street
Install a single lane roundabout with raised splitter islands, kerb build outs, minor pavement works and new kerb ramps $372,000 Moreton Bay
William Berry Drive
Leda Boulevard
Install a single lane roundabout and close nearby median opening $259,000 Moreton Bay
Camooweal Street
Mary Street
Construct additional traffic islands, install stop signs on Mary Street to give priority to Camooweal Street and replace zebra crossing with a wombat crossing $305,000 Mount Isa
Berserker Street
Simpson Street
Install traffic signals $545,000 Rockhampton Regional
Gostwyck Street
Helen Street
Install a single lane roundabout $460,000 Toowoomba Regional
Tara Street
Fitzpatrick Street
Install a single lane roundabout $370,000 Toowoomba Regional
Mount Low Parkway
Shoalmarra Drive
Install a roundabout, manage property accesses and realign the pedestrian / cycle path $1,523,000 Townsville
Banfield Drive
Mount Louisa Drive
Install a channelised intersection $355,500 Townsville

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