Funding for North-West black spots

May 9, 2024 10:58 am in by

Road safety black spots on the North-West Coast will receive almost $1.8 million in funding under the Federal Government’s Road Black Spot Programme.

The latest round of funding will see $3.5 million spent in Tasmania after projects were nominated by members of the public, local councils, road user groups and recommended by the Tasmanian Black Spot Consultative Panel.

The major project for the Coast will be a new roundabout in the Devonport suburb of Quioba at the intersection of Durkins and Stony Rise Roads, costing $1.2 million, which is a major access route to the Spreyton Racecourse and the a fatal crash last year.

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Other North-West projects to receive funding will be a safety barrier on Black Line Road West of Forest, a roundabout at Park Grove in Burnie, a safety barrier at Green Hills Road at Stanley, and improvements to sight distances on West Pine Road and Creamery Road at Penguin.

Tasmanian Senator Anne Urquhart says people in the Braddon Electorate often travel long distances to and from work and to visit family across the North-West and West Coast and the funded improvements will help keep them safe.