The Federal Government has recently announced just over $12 million to address 42 projects as part of the latest round of Black Spot Programme funding.

On average, completed Black Spot road projects reduce fatalities and injuries by 30 per cent; collectively, these 42 sites have recorded 11 fatalities and 183 injuries.

 

Projects throughout 18 different local government areas have been identified by the Queensland Black Spot Consultative Panel for upgrade.  The panel includes representatives from the Queensland Police Service, RACQ, Queensland Trucking Association, Bicycle Queensland, Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (QUT) and state and local government.

 

A full list of the Black Spot projects in Queensland is below:

Project Name Treatment Australian Government Funding Local Government Area

Old Cleveland Road Leicester Road COORPAROO

 

Install new traffic signals with no filter turns allowed and lengthen right turn storage on Old Cleveland Road $860,000 Brisbane City Council

Toombul Road Wellington Street VIRGINIA

 

Install new traffic signal pedestals and mast arms to signalise the right turn/u-turn movement $490,000 Brisbane City Council

Wickham Street Brookes Street FORTITUDE VALLEY

 

Install additional traffic signal pedestal with mast arm on extended footpath on Wickham Street and install a pedestrian kerb extension and marked pedestrian crossing

 

$349,000 Brisbane City Council
Woondooma Street Tantitha Street BUNDABERG CENTRAL

Extend kerb and install a pedestrian refuge island with no marked crossing marked, an extended length of raised median and a route traffic calming scheme

 

$334,000 Bundaberg Regional Council
Targo Street Woondooma Street BUNDABERG CENTRAL

Extend kerb and install a pedestrian refuge island with no marked crossing marked, an extended length of raised median and a route traffic calming scheme

 

$291,500 Bundaberg Regional Council
Warrell Street Payne Street BUNDABERG CENTRAL

Install street lighting, move limit forward using kerb extensions on priority road, improve sight distance and install new signage and a pedestrian refuge

 

$142,500 Bundaberg Regional Council
Grafton Street Aplin Street CAIRNS

Install traffic signal mast arm, upgrade existing lamps to LED and remove vegetation

 

$73,000 Cairns Regional Council
Gill Street Vulture Street and Dan Lane CHARTERS TOWERS Install a roundabout $150,000

Charters Towers Regional Council

 

Bideford Street Colyton Street TORQUAY

Install a single lane roundabout with a concrete apron around the central island to allow large vehicle turning movements and pedestrian/cycle refuges on all legs

 

$373,500 Fraser Coast Regional Council
Churchill Street Tooley Street MARYBOROUGH

Install a single lane roundabout with a concrete apron around the central island to allow large vehicle turning movements and pedestrian/cycle refuges on all legs

 

$191,000 Fraser Coast Regional Council
Old Maryborough Street Romney Street PIALBA

Install a right turn lane and channelisation including the provision of a bike lane though the intersection and improve lighting

 

$154,000 Fraser Coast Regional Council
Kirkwood Road Lavender Boulevard KIRKWOOD Install traffic signals $400,000

Gladstone Regional Council

 

Coolangatta Road Lord Street COOLANGATTA

Reconfigure intersection to be left-in/left out (eastbound), relocate service lane access and provide an auxiliary right turn lane and reconfigure central median (eastbound and westbound) to allow u-turn movements

 

$600,000 City of Gold Coast
Robert Street Muir Street LABRADOR

Install a single lane roundabout

 

$503,500 City of Gold Coast
Kitchener Street Monash Street TUGUN

Install a single lane roundabout and remove vegetation

 

$436,500 City of Gold Coast
Clagiraba Road From Nerang-Murwillumbah Road to Beaudesert-Nerang Road CLAGIRABA

Install audio tactile line marking on centre line, curve alignment markers on outside of curve and new warning signs and replace access chamber cover in high friction demand locations

 

$270,500 City of Gold Coast
Ron Penhaligon Way Beauty Point Drive ROBINA

Upgrade to a  channelised right-turn and install a central median on the north approach

 

$181,000 City of Gold Coast
Kildonan Road From Anderson Street to Rubbish Tip Road GOONDIWINDI

Construct a traversable clear zone including removal of roadside hazards and construction of a trafficable batter

 

$85,500 Goondiwindi Regional Council
Station Road Cogan Street GYMPIE Install a single lane roundabout $750,000

Gympie Regional Council

 

Summerholm Road From Warrego Highway to south of Harch Road SUMMERHOLM

Review and install signage for roads and bridges, upgrade line marking, raised reflective pavement markers, chevron alignment markers and guideposts and resurface sections of pavement

 

$66,000 Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Harm Drive Lake Clarendon Road CROWLEY VALE

Change intersection priority in favour of Harm Drive, upgrade intersection delineation, install flood light to improve visibility and upgrade pavement on Lake Clarendon Road

 

$56,500 Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Robinsons Road Bridge over Tenthill Creek GATTON Improve signage and delineation on approaches to bridge and replace damaged guardrail $41,500

Lockyer Valley Regional Council

 

Goodna Road From Ison Road to 2.3km North West GREENBANK Install guardrail and vehicle activated signs $750,000

Logan City Council

 

Waller Road Bridge over Scrubby Creek BROWNS PLAINS Install a section of w-beam guardrail from the bridge parapet $300,000

Logan City Council

 

New Settlement Road Young Road NARANGBA Realign approach leg to roundabout and install cyclist facilities $465,000

Moreton Bay Regional Council

 

Bunya Road From Farm Road to Gt Break BUNYA Install guardrail, clear vegetation to improve sight distance, widen pavement, install extra chevron alignment markers, widen median and turn pocket and improve superelevation $325,400 Moreton Bay Regional Council
Kensington Way Sovereign Avenue BRAY PARK Install a single lane roundabout $196,800

Moreton Bay Regional Council

 

Klingner Road Redcliffe Parade REDCLIFFE Install a single lane roundabout $156,900

Moreton Bay Regional Council

 

Dohles Rocks Road McClintock Drive MURRUMBA DOWNS Install a fully controlled right turn with arrows $20,400

Moreton Bay Regional Council

 

Denham Street Campbell Street ROCKHAMPTON Install a single lane roundabout $936,000

Rockhampton Regional Council

 

Stanley Street Alma Street ROCKHAMPTON Remove existing centre medians and construct kerb build outs on all four corners and upgrade linemarking and signage $222,000

Rockhampton Regional Council

 

Sugarloaf Road From 500m East of Nielsens Road to Dalcouth Road KYOOMBA

Install raised reflective pavement markers on the centre and edge lines, road edge guide posts and chevron alignment markers. Install widening around the curves and guardrail around structure and remove hazards in the clear zone

 

$366,900 Southern Downs Regional Council
Nundubbermere Road Between Boyce Road and Graham Lane BROADWATER

Install chevron alignment markers and  line marking, remove roadside hazards and upgrade guideposts

 

$79,500 Southern Downs Regional Council
Guy Street From Grafton Street to Fitzroy Street WARWICK

Install five raised thresholds at five crossing points, install additional warning signs and upgrade give way signs

 

$76,000 Southern Downs Regional Council
Kiel Mountain Road From Bruce Highway Overpass to Diddillibah Road KIELS MOUNTAIN

Widen lanes, upgrade shoulders and road surface, mark centreline and edge line, install raised reflective pavement markers and guideposts and remove trees within the clear zone

 

$94,972 Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Sugar Road Wises Road BUDERIM

Remove existing guide signs and install new dual lane roundabout signs on three approaches, install new line marking with new lane dedication arrows on all approaches and upgrade lane line marking on circulating lanes

 

$56,100 Sunshine Coast Regional Council
University Way Chancellor Village Boulevard SIPPY DOWNS

Install a fully controlled right turn with arrows

 

$17,000 Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Wises Road Darby Close BUDERIM

Install a fully controlled right turn with arrows

 

$10,100 Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Wallace Street Clairmont Street NEWTOWN Install a roundabout $300,000

Toowoomba Regional Council

 

Ingham Road Meenan Street GARBUTT

Modify approaches to roundabout, provide a bikeway treatment at roundabout, reduce soft landscaping to improve visibility and install enhanced roundabout give way signing

 

$635,000 Townsville City Council
Herbert Street From Powell Street to Santa Barbara Parade BOWEN

Close left lane of Herbert Street and convert to parking lane with bicycle provisions, replace Powell St crossing with a wombat crossing and replace existing median ramp at Powell St with L-shaped ramp and install flag light at crossing

 

$176,000 Whitsunday Regional Council
Woodlands Road Lower Don Road, Russells Crossing and Flemington Road BOWEN

Install centre line, painted median islands, additional warning signs and give way signs, seal approach on Russells Crossing, paint full width transverse edge lines and install raised reflective pavement markers on centre and edge lines

 

$54,000 Whitsunday Regional Council

 

 

For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme, or to nominate a blackspot, visit: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots