Residents of Nowra Hill, Nowra, North Nowra and Gerroa have received a major road safety boost with the Coalition Government set to invest over $530,000 toward four projects under the 2018-19 Black Spot Program.
Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis said the community’s input was important in identifying key road upgrades that will save lives.
“Road accidents place a major burden on our region. It impacts on our emergency services, it impacts our daily travel, and most importantly, it places incredible strain on friends and families,” Mrs Sudmalis said.
Through this funding allocation, projects include –
- $260,000 – Intersection of North Street and Kinghorne Street in Nowra – installation of traffic lights and street lighting at the intersection, reducing the chance of an accident
- $120,000 – Yurunga Drive and Illroo Road upgrade at North Nowra – installation of raised guides with additional signage, and the installation of street lighting at the intersection. A notorious section of road for residents
- $97,319 – Crooked River Road south of Riverleigh Avenue at Gerroa: installation of road feature signs, reflective pavement markers, concrete barrier on roadside, guideposts with reflectors, and improve curved shoulder
- $60,000 – Intersection of Braidwood Road and Albatross Road to Wugan Street at Nowra Hill: installation of audio edge line and audio centre line.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said reducing fatalities and serious injuries on our roads was a key focus of his role as infrastructure minister.
“On average, Black Spot projects reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent, making it one of the most effective road safety measures the Australian Government has at its disposal.
For more information, or to make a nomination, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/