Black spot in Watson to be fixed

Member for Watson, Tony Burke, today announced the Federal Labor Government will provide funding to fix a dangerous black spot.

 

The intersection of Albert Street and Baltimore Street at Campsie will be upgraded to include a concrete barrier on the median and kerb blisters.

The projects were recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and will be delivered during the course of the coming financial year (2013-14).

Mr Burke said since being elected in 2007, the Federal Labor Government has fixed fifteen black spots across the Watson electorate.

“One of the most important things we can do is make sure our roads are safer for motorists and other users,” said Mr Burke.

“The good thing about the 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.”

A recent evaluation of the program found that fatal and casualty crashes are reduced at treated sites by 30%, which translates to the saving of one life per year for every 84 projects. It also returns around $7.70 for every $1 invested by reducing the number and cost of crashes.