$100,000 for right turn signal at 'black spot' intersection
MORE than $100,000 has been put towards the upgrade of the Breslin and Boles St intersection as part of the Australian government's Black Spot Programme.
This week the federal government announced the $33.6m funding for 89 black spot projects across Queensland.
This included $104,100 for the Gladstone Regional Council to install a right turn phase at the light signalised intersection at Breslin and Boles Sts.
"The Australian Government is committed to building safer roads across the nation. The Black Spot Programme targets road locations where crashes are occurring, reducing the risk of crashes through funding measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations," Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said.
"The 89 Black Spot projects being funded across Queensland are an important contribution towards reducing the national road toll."
The Australian Government has committed $500 million to the Black Spot Programme from 2014-15 to 2018-19, including an additional $200 million over two years from 2015-16 to improve road safety across the nation.