Funding for Black Spots repair in Lindsay
Thursday, 21 September 2017
Road safety in the Lindsay electorate has received a boost with a new round of funding announced under the successful federal Black Spot Programme.
Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Marise Payne welcomed the $580,000 in Coalition funding to fix two black spot locations on local roads.
• $365,000 - Intersection of Taylor Road, Nutt Road and Smeeton Road at Londonderry.
Funding will install a median and improved signage at the intersection, widen the road for 100m north and south of the intersection, install wire rope barrier for 200m and curve
alignment markers and provide street lighting at the intersection; and
• $215,000 - Intersections of Kurrajong Road, Maple Road and Plasser Crescent at North St Marys - Funding will move the stop lines forward and upgrade give-way to stop. Install street lighting at Kurrajong and Maple and a single lane roundabout with splitter islands at Kurrajong and Plasser.
Senator Payne said the community would benefit from a safer local road network through the ongoing work to improve black spot locations across Lindsay.
“Residents in Lindsay will recognise the history and notoriety of each of these locations. Having specialised funding allocated to fix these dangerous spots is great news for the local community and everyone who drives on these sections of road. We want our loved ones, friends and work colleagues to be safe travelling on the road and the Coalition government is addressing this,” Senator Payne said.
“The beauty of the Black Spot Programme is that it allows anyone to make a submission for a safety upgrade to a road or intersection in their local area. We are committed to reducing crashes on our roads. Accidents take a huge toll on families, our communities and the economy and I am delighted to see these upgrades approved.”
Penrith City Councils’ Deputy Mayor, Tricia Hitchen welcomed the funding.
“Black Spot funding is one of those great Federal Government initiatives that improve the safety of our roads and the amenity of the community,” Cr Hitchen said. “The proposed improvements at both Londonderry and North St Marys will do exactly this. I thank the Federal Government for acting positively on our Council’s concerns.”
For more information on the Government’s Black Spot Programme, or to nominate a black spot, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/
Photo caption: Penrith City Council Liberal Deputy Mayor, Tricia Hitchen at the intersection of Kurrajong Road, Maple Road and Plasser Crescent at North St Marys – one of the notorious black spots funded under the programme.