Upgrades start on six ACT ‘black spots’

  •  Upgrades worth $860,000 start under Australian Government’s Black Spot Program
  •  Works to include improved line markings, speed humps and upgraded signage
  •  All projects due for completion by mid-2018

Works are underway on road safety upgrades at six locations across the ACT under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program.

Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja said the Coalition Government had delivered record funding for Canberra under the Black Spot Program.

“We are fully funding these six new projects, which will see upgrades to key intersections in Calwell, Greenway, Braddon, Kingston, Griffith and along the Monaro Highway,” Senator Seselja said.

“The works have a total value of $860,000 and are all due for completion by mid-2018.

“They follow the major improvements delivered last year as part of the Black Spot Program, which included safety upgrades at four intersections in Belconnen and Wanniassa.”

ACT Minister for Transport Canberra and City Services Meegan Fitzharris said the works would kick off in Braddon with the installation of speed humps to improve compliance with the stop sign at the intersection of Ainslie Avenue and Doonkuna Street.

“The projects will also include signage and speed-reducing rumble strips at the Drakeford Drive/Johnson Drive/Woodcock Drive roundabout in Calwell, and visibility and linemarking improvements at the Athllon Drive/Don Dunstan Drive/Scollay Street roundabout in Greenway,” Ms Fitzharris said.

“In addition, there will be kerb and pedestrian improvements at the Telopea Park and Currie Crescent intersection in Kingston, tighter ‘stop’ control at the Furneaux Street and Manuka Circle intersection in Griffith, and new barrier lines on the Monaro Highway aimed at limiting risky overtaking.”

The package of works are fully funded by the Australian Government and being delivered by the ACT Government.