Work has started on an upgrade to a dangerous black spot road at Timber Creek.
The Victoria Highway /Bulla Community Access Road intersection at Timber Creek has received $340,000 in Federal Government black spot funding.
“The Black Spot Program targets road locations where crashes are occurring, reducing the risk of crashes through funding safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations,” Senator Nigel Scullion said.
“This intersection was nominated for Black Spot funding on the basis of a road safety audit due to reported near-miss crashes from drivers turning into and out of Janyima Road, and a hazardous bus stop location.
“The project will reduce the speed limit, construct an auxiliary lane for turning traffic, relocate the bus stop and shelter, upgrade the road shoulders, and install delineators on the bridge.
“The $1.87 million for the Territory under the Black Spot Program’s 2018-19 round had been allocated to road locations that have been identified as high priority.
“The panel which reviews priorities for the program includes representatives from the NT Road Transport Association, NT Police, Automobile Association of the NT and territory and local government.
“The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) has found that, on average, Black Spot projects reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent.”
The Timber Creek intersection upgrade is expected to be complete mid-late December.
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