Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is very pleased with the announcement of $565,131 through the Australian Government’s Black Spots Program to improve road safety in his electorate of Grey.
“We are creating safer roads and a stronger economy through the national Black Spots Program,” he said.
“This funding, aimed at delivering safer roads for South Australia, will be invested in the Barrier Highway north of Riverton.
“I travel this road regularly and know the road well and its condition is a safety concern.
“This part of the Barrier Highway has been brought to my attention by local residents and other road users.
“Black Spot projects target dangerous roads with the aim to save lives and reduce road trauma, ensuring Australia’s roads are made safer and more productive for all road users.”
Mr Ramsey said the funding for the Barrier Highway will be spent on widening sealed shoulders at curves and install safety barriers, delineation improvements to include Retro-reflective Raised Pavement Markers (RRPM) and install Audio Tactile Line Markings (ATLM)..
“This funding comes on top of a Federal Government commitment of half a billion dollars for major roadworks in Grey over the longer term,” he said.
“Meanwhile the Black Spot Program aims to improve the safety of the national, state and local road networks through the implementation of high-benefit, cost-effective engineering countermeasures and safety treatments that target known and potential high severity crash sites at specific locations.”
Black Spot funding is prioritised to the highest safety benefit work identified through an annual development process.
Nominations for Black Spot locations are invited from state governments, local councils, community groups and associations, road user groups, industry and individuals.
Visit the How to nominate a Black Spot page for more information
Media Contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 0417 827 523
May 26, 2020