Black spot road program to enhance road safety in Glenorchy

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GLENORCHY residents have received a major road safety boost with the Federal Liberal Government having invested $235,000 toward three projects under the 2021–22 Black Spot Program.

The projects include:


Clydesdale Avenue near Easton Avenue at West Moonah – $120,000 to install a safety barrier and skid resistant surfacing;


The intersection of Second Avenue, Eighth Avenue and Tenth Avenue at West Moonah – $80,000 to install bollards; and


The intersection of Marys Hope Road and Gentile Court at Rosetta – $35,000 to improve sight distance.

“Glenorchy City Council strives to make lives better every day and providing a safe city, including safe roads, contributes to achieving this goal,” Glenorchy City Council Mayor Bec Thomas said.

“Black Spot funding provides critical funding to help Council to maintain and upgrade road infrastructure in our community and we are very grateful for the Australian Government’s contribution.”

Liberal Senator for Tasmania Eric Abetz said the projects were crucial to improving driver safety and ensuring injuries were avoided.

“It is good to be working in partnership with Mayor Bec Thomas and the Glenorchy City Council on these projects,” he said.

“Road crashes place major emotional and economic strains on all affected communities, but particularly the families and friends of the victims.

“Motorists living within Glenorchy will therefore be pleased to know three black spots will be fixed with funding from the program.”

Mr Abetz said the projects were about ensuring Glenorchy residents got home sooner and safer.

“By specifically targeting road locations with a history or risk 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,” he said.

“None of these projects would be delivered without the community’s vital input and I encourage all residents and motorists in the region to nominate projects for future funding rounds.”

The Australian Government has committed a record $1.1 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013–14 to 2023–24 to improve road safety across the nation.

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

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