$1.2 million to fix road black spots in Chittering and Bullsbrook

Road black spots across Chittering and in Bullsbrook will benefit from more than $1.2million in funding from the Coalition Government’s 2015 Budget.

Detailing the funding today, the Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said three black spot locations in Chittering would receive a total of $813,300 and one black spot location in Bullsbrook would get $405,000.

“The Black Spot Programme provides funding to priority locations with a history of serious road accidents,” Mr Porter said. “When I spend at least 15 hours a week driving the roads of Pearce I understand how dangerous some of the black spots in our community can be.

“I have been advocating strongly in Canberra for the funding for these locations and it is pleasing to see that we have been successful in securing this commitment.”

The locations are:

  • Intersection of Blue Plains Road and Maddern Road in Chittering: $303,900 to realign Madder Road to form a staggered T-junction to improve intersection geometry and delineation.

  • Intersection of Muchea East Road and Wandena Road in Lower Chittering: $291,600 to improve the intersection radii and delineation, seal to 8m wide and improve sight distance by clearing vegetation.

  • Julimar Road from 3.6km to 4.1km East of Chittering Road at Chittering: $217,800 to realign the curve.

  • Neaves Road from Kirby Road to Old West Road in Bullsbrook: $405,000 to seal shoulders and install edge lines and raised reflective pavement markers.

 

Mr Porter said that in total the Coalition Government would fund nine black spot projects in Pearce in 2015-16, with a value totaling more than $2.5million.

“In the first year under the Coalition Government an unprecedented $952million was invested into road infrastructure in Pearce,” Mr Porter said. Already in 2015 the Coalition has invested a further $276million in Pearce, bringing the total of road funding investment in our community to more than $1.2billion.

“This is an unprecedented commitment from any government to Pearce and I will continue to work hard to build on this achievement for our community.”