$170,000 TO FIX BLACK SPOTS IN PORT ADELAIDE
Date: 30 June 2011
Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese and Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today announced the Gillard Labor Government will provide $170,000 to fix two dangerous black spots at Croydon and Parafield Gardens.
The approved projects in the Federal electorate of Port Adelaide are:
· Intersection of Ellen Street and Cedar Avenue at Croydon: $120,000 to install a roundabout and improve lighting; and
· Intersection of Martins Road and Ryans Road at Parafield Gardens: $50,000 to install pavement markings at the existing roundabout.
The projects were recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and will be delivered during the course of the coming financial year (2011/2012).
Mr Butler said since being elected in 2007, the Federal Labor Government has allocated more than $1.1 million to fix eleven black spots across the Port Adelaide electorate.
“This investment is helping to make our local roads even safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, with five of these projects already completed,” said Mr Butler.
“And the good thing about our Black Spot program is that anyone can suggest an intersection or section of road they believe should be considered for a safety upgrade.
“Nomination forms are available from my office. Alternatively, they can be downloaded from: www.nationbuildingprogram.gov.au.”
Mr Albanese said an independent evaluation of the program found it prevented at least 32 fatalities and more than 1,500 serious injuries in its first three years, underscoring its effectiveness at reducing fatal car accidents.
“That’s why nationally we’ve doubled the program’s funding to half a billion dollars – more than honouring all our election commitments.”