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18 June, 2021

Black Spot to be fixed

The intersection of Allora Clifton Road, Hillside Road and Merivale Street has been identified by the Federal Government as black spot to be improved in 2021-22.


The work, designed to clearly designate Allora Clifton Road as the through road at the Merivale Street intersection, has had $20,000 allocated to it. 

It is one of 67 dangerous crash sites in Queensland that will receive $20.8 million under the Black Spot Program’s 2021-22 funding round. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infra-structure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said this investment is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to building safer roads. 

“The Black Spot Program funds safety measures such as traffi c signals and roundabouts at locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred,” Mr McCormack said.

 “That is why the Australian Government has committed $1.1 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013-14 to 2023-24 to improve road safety across Australia.” 

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the 67 Black Spot projects across Queensland would make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on Queensland roads and built on previous investments in the State. 

In Deuchar, the section of Yankee Gully Road between Pratten Hendon Road and Hendon Victoria Hill Road is receiving $132,500 to remove roadside vegetation and install guide-posts along the length of the road. 

Across the 67 sites in Queensland receiving funding, sixteen are in the Southern Downs Region and two are in the Toowoomba Region. For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots


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