A further 13 dangerous crash sites on South Australian roads will be upgraded thanks to an $8 million funding injection through the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program.
The Black Spot Program funds safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred, or are at risk of occurring.
This funding is part of the Government’s $1.3 billion commitment to the Black Spot Program from 2013-14 to 2025-26 to improve road safety across the nation.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the Government’s investment would continue to make roads safer across the nation.
“The Government is committed to reducing deaths on our roads and sparing families from the immeasurable impact these tragedies have,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
“Funding under the Black Spot Program will deliver much-needed safety upgrades to some of the most dangerous sections of our roads, making them safer and keeping commuters and freight moving.
“The Government is investing more than $25 billion in road safety projects over the next four years.”
Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the 13 Black Spot projects across South Australia will make an important contribution towards reducing serious road injuries and deaths, and builds on previous investments in the state.
“This Government is investing in road safety right across the nation to ensure Australians get home sooner and safer,” Assistant Minister Buchholz said.
“This new funding will see total investment through the Black Spot Program in South Australia rise to $77.6 million, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to improving road safety.”
Federal Member for Barker and Chair of the South Australia Black Spot Consultative Panel Tony Pasin said this investment in Black Spot projects will deliver safer roads throughout the state.
“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,” Mr Pasin said.
“The high-priority locations we are funding have seen a total of three crashes causing fatalities and 85 crashes causing injuries recorded over the past five years.
“The panel that reviews priorities for the program includes representatives from the South Australian Road Transport Association, South Australian Freight Council, Traffic Management Association of Australia, South Australia Police, Royal Automobile Association of SA, Local Government Association of SA and the SA Department for Infrastructure and Transport.”
For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots.
A list of funded projects is available below.
|Project Name||Proposed Treatment||Australian Government Contribution||Local Government Area|
|Glen Stuart Road
Norton Summit Road
|Installation of new kerb alignment and new concrete median with improved signage and delineation||$45,000||Campbelltown (SA)|
|Piggot Range Road
Upper Penneys Hill Road
ONKAPARINGA HILLS (5163)
|Installation of sealed shoulders and safety barrier with improved delineation||$429,540||Onkaparinga|
|Main South Road
Between Arthur Street and Major Road
O’HALLORAN HILL (5158)
|Sealing of shoulders and installation of guard fence and motorcycle barriers||$962,500||Onkaparinga|
3.2-kilometre section south-west of Bollen Road
MOUNT BARKER (5251)
|Installation of targeted guard fence with roadside hazard removal, localised widening, improved corner delineation and delineation improvement with updated signage||$950,000||Mount Barker|
|The Grove Way
Aeolian Drive and Atlantis Drive
GOLDEN GROVE (5125)
|Installation of mast arms and right-turn arrows on Aeolian Drive and Atlantis Drive approach||$242,000||Tea Tree Gully|
550-metre section north of Park Terrace
|Installation of painted median scheme||$154,000||Salisbury|
|North East Road
|Installation of three mast arms signal poles at the intersection of North East Road and Reservoir Road||$171,000||Tea Tree Gully|
|Modify approaches of the roundabout, improvements to the kerb ramps and installation of new pedestrian refuges||$228,780||Tea Tree Gully|
|The Grove Way
The Golden Way
GOLDEN GROVE (5125)
|Provision of additional right-turn lane with full-time right-turn control on The Grove Way. Improved linemarking and installation of two combo mast arms and relocation of signal poles. New north eastern and south-western pedestrian ramps||$1,280,000||Tea Tree Gully|
South of Binney Road and Malpas Road
|Installation of safety barrier||$150,000||Onkaparinga|
|Nine Mile Road
Between Hamburg Road and Koennecke Road
|Installation of guard rail on curves and shoulder sealing with delineation improvements such as edge lines, retroreflective raised pavement markers (RRPMs) and chevron alignment markers (CAMs) and improvement to superelevation||$427,000||Alexandrina|
Samuel Road and Moppa Road South
|Installation of a roundabout||$1,950,000||Light|
South-east of Wheetelande Road
PORTER LAGOON (5416)
|Widening of sealed shoulders with the installation of safety barriers and audio tactile line marking||$1,000,000||Goyder|