8.7M set to upgrade black spots in South Australia

Under the latest round of funding from the Federal Black Spot Program, 24 crash sites across South Australia will be upgraded.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the state would receive $8.7 million under the program’s 2020-21 funding round.

“Over the past five years, one fatal crash and 86 accidents causing injuries have occurred on the high-priority locations we are funding” Mr. McCormack said.

“One death, one injury on our roads is one too many. We are committed to doing our bit to make sure all Australians, no matter where they live, arrive home to their loved ones sooner and safer.”

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the 24 Black Spot projects across South Australia would make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on South Australian roads.

“The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics has found that, on average, Black Spot projects reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent,” Mr. Buchholz said.

The Black Spot Program will fund safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred or are at risk of occurring.

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