Black Spot Funding secured for safety upgrades

The Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) recently approved two funding applications for road safety improvements in the Adelaide Hills, as part of the Federal Government 2016/17 Infrastructure Investment Black Spot Programme.

The approved funding will see safety upgrades at two locations within the Adelaide Hills Council district to a combined total of $407,550.

Old Mt Barker Road, Stirling will benefit from improved sight distance through embankment modification, vegetation trimming and removal and improvement of roadside delineation by installation of guide posts.

Safety barriers will also be installed at Old Mt Barker Road, Stirling in addition to Marble Hill Road, Marble Hill.

The Black Spot Programme makes an important contribution in reducing the national road toll under the National Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan.

Road crashes are a major cost to Australians every year and Black Spot projects target those road locations where crashes are occurring. Programmes of this sort are very effective, saving the community many times the cost of the relatively minor road improvements that are implemented.

Both projects are expected to be completed by end of May 2017 and more detail can be found here as they become available.

Road near Verdun