The Australian government is dedicating $33.6 million towards improving safety on Queensland roads through the Black Spot Programme.
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester, said the project would reduce crashes across the state.
“The Australian government is committed to building safer roads across the nation. The Black Spot Programme targets road locations where crashes are occurring, reducing the risk of crashes through funding measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations,” Chester said.
“The 89 Black Spot projects being funded across Queensland are an important contribution towards reducing the national road toll.”
The funding will go towards the development of 89 Black Spot projects across Queensland, over 25 local governments.
Chair of the Queensland Black Spot Consultative Panel, Ewen Jones, said the funding was a state priority.
“Funding has been allocated to road locations that have been identified as high priority, with 9 fatal and 348 injury crashes recorded at these sites,” Jones said.
“The panel which reviews priorities for the programme includes representatives from the RACQ, Queensland Trucking Association, Queensland Emergency Services, Bicycle Queensland, the QUT Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety, Queensland Police and state and local government.”
The Black Spot Programme was created in the early 1980s.
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