Road black spots in Swan to be fixed with Federal funds

MORE than $3 million of government funding has been allocated to fix black spots on roads throughout the electorate of Swan.

The local Black Spot Program funding was announced yesterday and will aim to make roads safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

Federal Infrastructure and Transport minister Darren Chester said the eight locations in Swan had been recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and would be delivered throughout 2016-17.

“The annual economic cost of road crashes is estimated at $27 billion per year, governments of all levels have made significant progress over decades in reducing fatalities yet there is still work to be done,” he said.

Mr Chester said the Australian government had committed $500 million to the Black Spot Program from 2014-15 to 2018-19.

Swan MHR Steve Irons said the electorate would benefit from a safer local road network through the improvement of the black spots.

“Residents will recognise the history and notoriety of each of these locations, including through their own near misses and seeing emergency services at a site first-hand,” Mr Irons said.

“The Black Spot Program allows anyone to make a submission for a safety upgrade to a road or intersection in a local area.”

Approved projects in Swan

– $1.5 million for the intersection of Orrong Road, Francisco Street and Francisco Place, Lathlain.

– $1.4 million for the intersection at Orrong Road and Archer Street, Carlisle.

– $105,000 for the intersection at Bishopgate Street, Roberts Road and Miller Street, Lathlain.

– $95,000 for the intersection at Alexander Road and Fisher Street, Belmont.

– $80,000 for the intersection at Canning Highway and Birdwood Avenue, Como.

– $60,000 for the intersection of Canning Highway and Dyson Street, South Perth.

– $50,000 for the intersection at Canning Highway and Saunders Street, Como.

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