Katherine's most dangerous and flawed roundabout is about to receive the fix-up it deserves with the Federal Government allocating almost $100,000 to a revamp.
The Lindsay Street roundabout is notorious for potholes, and pedestrians are not always given right of way as some drivers disregard the zebra crossing.
Funded through the government's Black Spot Program, the roundabout is set to see a host of safety measures incorporated.
Once complete, drivers will have to navigate the roundabout at a slower speed and cruise over speed bumps.
The pedestrian crossing will be relocated and the lines will be repainted.
In a bid to reduce speed further, the work will see the kerb and median island extended.
The government says the Katherine project is one of seven Northern Territory road 'black spots' which will be substantially improved over the next 12 months.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack today announced $1.48 million for the Territory under the Black Spot Program's 2018-19 funding round.
"The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to building safer roads right across the nation because one crash, one fatality is one too many," Mr McCormack said.
"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.
"The seven black spot projects being funded across the Northern Territory are an important contribution towards reducing the national road toll."
Senator for the Northern Territory Sam McMahon said the investment in black spot projects would deliver safer roads in six local government areas throughout the Northern Territory.
"Funding has been allocated to road locations that have been identified as high priority, with 21 casualty crashes recorded at these sites over the past five years, including one fatal crash," Dr McMahon said.
"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 governments."
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