Federal Black Spot funds given for Clarkson and Mariginiup roads

The City of Wanneroo will receive $800,000 from the Federal Government to add a slip lane from Marmion Avenue into Neerabup Road.
The City of Wanneroo will receive $800,000 from the Federal Government to add a slip lane from Marmion Avenue into Neerabup Road.

ROADS in Clarkson and Mariginiup have received Federal funding to improve safety.

The City of Wanneroo applied for funding for 10 projects through the Australian Government Black Spot Program for 2017-18.

It has been awarded $20,000 to improve delineation and install signs and guide posts on Neaves Road in Mariginiup, between east of Dempster Place and Via Vista Drive, and $800,000 to install a left turn lane on Marmion Avenue to Neerabup Road in Clarkson.

Pearce MHR Christian Porter, whose electorate covers both projects, said residents would benefit from a safer local road network.

“The history and notoriety of each black spot location will be recognised by local residents who use these roads regularly,” he said.

“On average, completed black spot road projects reduce fatalities and injuries by 30 per cent.

“Accidents take a huge toll on families and our communities and I am pleased to see these upgrades approved.”

The eight unsuccessful projects may receive State Black Spot funding, which will be announced in late July and one-third would need to be covered by the City.

The remaining projects are in suburbs including Banksia Grove, Carabooda and Mindarie.