Black Spot funded projects
Every year, Council nominates a number of projects that are eligible to receive Black Spot funding from the Australian Government.
Funding is mainly available for the treatment of Black Spot sites, or road lengths, with a proven history of crashes.
Black Spot projects target those road locations where crashes are occurring. By funding measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations, the program reduces the risk of crashes.
Projects of this sort are very effective, saving the community many times the cost of the relatively minor road improvements that are implemented.
Current Black Spot funded projects
Banfield and Mount Louisa Drives Intersection Upgrade
The Banfield Drive road works within the boundaries of Galway Court and Arkaba Street are scheduled to commence on Thursday, 23 May 2019 and are expected to take 6 weeks to complete (weather and conditions permitting).
Pedestrian and vehicle access to properties will be maintained for the majority of the project; however minor restrictions will be required during the works. If your business or residence is affected, Council will provide 24 hours’ notice prior to any restrictions.
Works will involve:
- Traffic management including traffic control and some road closures
- Closure of the footpath and some parking bays
- Flashing lights
On your bin collection day, please ensure your bins are out by 6am to be collected.
Normal work hours are 6am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 6am to 2pm on Saturday. In exceptional cases, work may be required outside these hours.
Shoalmarra Drive and Mount Low Parkway Intersection Upgrade
Townsville City Council is committed to ensuring safer roads for our community. Council will be undertaking works to upgrade the intersection at Mount Low Parkway and Shoalmarra Drive.
As part of the works, Council will install a roundabout at the site of the intersection, manage property access and realign the pedestrian/cycle path.
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