Federal Member for Throsby Stephen Jones today announced that the Federal Labor Government will provide $1,131,700 to fix four dangerous black spots across the Illawarra and Southern Highlands.
The approved projects are:
- The Princes Highway, from Haywards Bay Drive overpass to 700m north of the overpass, at Yallah:$850,000 to install a concrete median barrier for 430m and wire rope barrier for 270m;
- The Illawarra Highway, from Tourist Road to 1.5km south of Tourist Road, at Robertson:$100,000 to install a w-beam guardrail;
- The Illawarra Highway, near Wilsons Road (two bends), at Burrawang:$100,000 to install high level non-skid road surfacing; and
- Lake Avenue, between Flagstaff Road and Fitzgerald Street, at Cringila:$81,700 to install edgelines and kerb blisters, curve warning speed signs and raised reflective pavement markers on the centreline.
Mr Jones said since being elected in 2007, the Federal Labor Government has allocated $4.6 million to fix twenty black spots across the Throsby electorate.
Thirteen of these projects have already been completed, said Mr Jones
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.
So while its great to see the Government has been listening to the concerns of the local community, we know theres still more work to be done.
Im encouraging local residents to jump onto the Infrastructure and Transport website and nominate their area for the next round of black spot upgrades.
Nomination forms are available at www.nationbuildingprogram.gov.au and locals can also contact my office with their concerns on 4262 6122.