$260,000 to fix Black Spots in Fairfield
Published Thursday, 6th August 2015
Fairfield City Council has received $260,000 from the State Government to fix three black spots on Fairfield City roads:
- Edensor Road from T-Way to Bonnyrigg Avenue, Bonnyrigg: $110,000 to install a pedestrian refuge;
- Railway Parade from Bartley Street to McBurney Road, Cabramatta: $90,000 to install a pedestrian refuge, kerb blisters, signage and line marking;
- Intersection of Barbara Street and Wrentmore Street, Fairfield: $60,000 to install kerb blisters and associated signs and line marking.
Mayor of Fairfield City, Frank Carbone was joined by Senator Marise Payne today, to inspect Edensor Road from the T-Way to Bonnyrigg Avenue, Bonnyrigg, where Council will install a pedestrian refuge following a number of accidents in recent years.
The Mayor said the investment will deliver safer and more efficient roads in the Fairfield local government area (LGA) through targeted upgrades proven to deliver results.
“Black spot projects target roads that have experienced issues and reduce accidents, ensuring our local road network in Fairfield is safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians,” the Mayor said.
“The good thing about the Black Spot Program is that it involves the whole community - anyone can suggest an intersection or section of road they believe should be considered for a safety upgrade.”
The Black Spot Program is helping Council to address the community’s top priority of community safety as outlined in the Fairfield City Plan 2012-2022.
“Making our roads safer is one of Council’s top priorities, as it’s important to our community and this particular road has been troublesome for pedestrians in recent years,” Mayor Carbone said.
“I welcome this investment in our local infrastructure. These upgrades will help reduce the number of pedestrian injuries and make our roads more efficient.”
The projects were recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and will be delivered during the course of the coming financial year (2015-16).
Further information and nomination forms can be downloaded from: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/index.aspx
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