Roads funding to alleviate black spots

Roads funding to alleviate black spots

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Penrith City Council will remediate seven traffic accident black spots with funding awarded by the federal and state governments.

Five locations were put forward for the Federal Government's 2015/16 Nation Building Black Spot Program which has resulted in $400,000 worth of funding being allocated to the projects. A further $301,000 has been acquired from the State Government under its Safer Roads program for two projects.

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM said Council was pleased that work can start on making roads and intersections safer.

"The funding of $701,000 of vital road safety projects in Penrith is a significant achievement for Council," Cr Fowler said.

"Preliminary design work is currently under way which will enable the projects to commence shortly and will result in improved levels of safety and a reduction in accidents on local roads.

"I'd like to thank the Federal Member for Lindsay Fiona Scott and State Members Prue Car, Tanya Davies and Stuart Ayres for their continued support of road safety improvements."

2015/16 Nation Building Black Spot Program - $400,000

Project locations:

  • Dunheved Road Tasman Street, CAMBRIDGE PARK
  • Terrybrook Road Fifth Avenue, LLANDILO
  • Parkes Avenue 550 metre black spot length between Victoria Street and Werrington Road, WERRINGTON
  • Kurrajong Road Boronia Road, NORTH ST MARYS
  • Gascoigne Street and Phillip Street, KINGSWOOD

2015/16 Safer Roads Program - $301,000

Project locations:

  • Kings Hill Road between Chain-O'Ponds Road and The Northern Road, MULGOA.
  • Richmond Road and Cooper Street, PENRITH

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Thursday, 28 May 2015.