Road upgrades for dangerous black spot
Date published: 17 November 2021
More than 1.1 kilometres of guardrail and 85 new and upgraded safety and traffic signs will be installed as part of safety enhancements to Mount Stuart Road in Roseneath.
The $1.35 million project is fully funded by the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program.
Townsville-based Senator for Queensland and Special Envoy for Northern Australia Susan McDonald praised the Black Spot Program for its commitment to stopping road deaths.
“Mount Stuart Road was chosen for Black Spot funding as there has been several accidents involving motorcycles and bicycles in the area,” Senator McDonald said.
“One life lost on Australian roads is one too many, making investments in road safety like this so important.
“By working with local councils to fix black spots, we can reduce the terrible burden of road trauma on our communities – especially in regional areas.”
Townsville City Council Infrastructure Services Committee chairperson Kurt Rehbein said CivilPlus Constructions would deliver the project, which is expected to be completed by mid-February.
“This is a significant package of works which will support 10 jobs and it’s great to see the work awarded to a local business,” Cr Rehbein said.
“This is a crucial project for enhancing the road safety for all who travel in this area and there will be a need for road closures while the work is ongoing. We thank residents for their patience while the project is completed.”
More information on the Black Spot Program, including how to nominate a site for funding, is available at https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/about/local-initiatives/black-spot-program/index.aspx.