The Grey electorate has received a major road safety boost today with the Australian Government announcing it will invest $919,000 toward two projects on Eyre Peninsula under the 2018-19 Black Spot Program.
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said South Australia would receive $5.5 million under the latest round of program funding and the Grey community’s input had been 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 Ramsey said.
“The Black Spot Program reduces fatal and injury crashes by 30 per cent – specifically targeting road locations with a history of crashes to deliver safety improvements such as road widening, increased lighting and signage and installing traffic lights and roundabouts.”
Mr Ramsey said he was pleased to see that projects like those near Kimba and Madamuckla would be delivered under the 2018-19 funding round.
“Motorists living within and visiting the Peninsula will also be pleased to know that notorious black spots in the electorate will be fixed with funding from the program” he said.
“None of these projects would be delivered without the community’s vital input, and I’d encourage all residents and motorists in the region to nominate projects for future funding rounds.”
The Australian Government is providing $744.5 million to the Black Spot Program between 2013-14 and 2021-22 to improve road safety across the nation.
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