Black spots on Logan roads are places that can be fixed with money and that means lives will be saved. Four known black spots in Shailer Park, Park Ridge and Chambers Flat have received a major road safety boost with the Australian Government announcing it will invest $2,575,000 toward four projects under the 2021–22 Black Spot Program.
Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen, said community input was critical to identifying key black spots in the electorate.
“Road crashes place major emotional and economic strains on all affected communities but particularly the families and friends of the victims,” Mr van Manen said.
“Motorists living within and visiting Forde will be pleased to know a total of four notorious black spots in the electorate will be fixed with funding from the program (full list and details in table below).
“None of these projects would be delivered without the community’s vital input and I encourage all residents and motorists in the region to nominate projects for future funding rounds.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the State would receive $20.8 million under the Black Spot Program’s 2021–22 funding round.
“This major investment is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to building safer roads right across the nation,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
“The Black Spot Program funds safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred.
“That is why the Australian Government has committed $1.1 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013-14 to 2023-24 to improve road safety across Australia.”
Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the 67 Black Spot projects across Queensland would make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on Queensland roads and built on previous investments in the state.
“This Government is investing in road safety right across the nation to ensure Australians get home sooner and safer, as even one death or one serious injury crash on our roads is one too many,” Assistant Minister Buchholz said.
“This new funding will see total investment through the Black Spot Program in Queensland rise to $189.2 million, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to improving road safety.”
The Australian Government has committed $1.1 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013–14 to 2023–24 to improve road safety across the nation.
For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots.
Projects funded under 2021-22 Black Spot Program:
|LOCATION||AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT CONTRIBUTION|
|Shailer Park – Intersection of Mandew St and Leda Dve Install six right turn lanterns Amend traffic signal plans Install CCTV for traffic management Signalise left slip lane onto Mandew St Adjust pedestrian pram ramps||$120,000|
|Chambers Flat – Chambers Flat Road (Pleasant View Rd to Kenny Rd) Install a new advisory 60km/h curve warning sign New pavement seal Chevron alignment markers around the curve Vehicle activated signs New guide posts Crash barriers at the bridge and lighting||$400,000|
|Park Ridge – Intersection of Clarke Rd and Lindenthal Rd Signalise intersection to include controlled right turns (maintain slip lanes) Reduce speed limit at intersection from 70 to 60 km/h||$955,000|
|Park Ridge – Intersection of Chambers Flat Rd and School Rd Signalise intersection to exclude a filter right turn movement from Chambers Flat Road southern approach||$1,100,000|