Some of Canberra’s most dangerous roads are set to become a little safer under a series of planned upgrades announced on Tuesday.
More than $3 million will be spent on the crash prone intersections as part of the Federal Government’s Black Spot Program.
Four roads in the ACT have been included in the latest round of funding for the program:
WESTON: Hindmarsh Drive / Brierly Street intersection.
- Installation of traffic lights and a speed limit reduction to 60 km/h.
CHISHOLM: Isabella Drive / Benham Street intersection.
- The removal of right turn for incoming vehicles, excluding emergency vehicles.
DOWNER: Phillip Avenue / Windeyer Street intersection.
- Signal-controlled right-turn lane.
CAMPBELL: Limestone Avenue / Treloar Crescent & Euree Street intersection.
- Installation of traffic lights and removal of signalised pedestrian crossing.
ACT Liberal Senator, Zed Seselja said the upgrades will provide safer roads throughout the Territory.
“The high-priority locations we are funding have seen a total of 25 crashes causing injuries recorded over the past five years.”
“The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics has found that Black Spot projects reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent on average.”
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