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$240,000 TO FIX BLACK SPOT IN MARIBYRNONG

Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese and Member for Maribyrnong Bill Shorten today announced the Gillard Labor Government will provide $240,000 to fix a dangerous black spot.

 The approved project is:

  •  Intersection of Alfrieda Street and Conrad Street in St Albans: $240,000 to construct a roundabout, install an impact-absorbing bollard and street lighting and remove a tree.


The project was recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and will be delivered during the course of the coming financial year (2013-14).

 Mr Shorten said since being elected in 2007, the Federal Labor Government has allocated over $1.8 million to fix eleven black spots across the Maribyrnong electorate.

 “This investment is helping to make our local roads safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, with nine of these projects already completed,” said Mr Shorten.

 “And the good thing about our Black Spot program is that anyone can suggest an intersection or section of road they believe should be considered for a safety upgrade.

 “Nomination forms are available from my office.  Alternatively, they can be downloaded from: www.nationbuildingprogram.gov.au.”

 Mr Albanese said a recent evaluation of the program found that fatal and casualty crashes are reduced at treated sites by 30%, which translates to the saving of one life per year for every 84 projects.  It also returns around $7.70 for every $1 invested by reducing the number and cost of crashes. 

“That’s why nationally we’ve doubled the program’s funding to half a billion dollars – more than honouring all our election commitments.”

 

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Media Contacts

For Mr Albanese:                Jeff Singleton                      0410 476 890

For Mr Shorten:                  Kieran Barns-Jenkins      0421 838 878