Road safety upgrades, totalling $296,000, will be carried out in Boothby under a re-elected Coalition Government.
Senator David Fawcett and Liberal Party Candidate for Boothby, Nicolle Flint, announced the funding today at the intersection of Jetty Road and The Crescent in Brighton.
Ms Flint said the funding would support upgrades and widening of the intersections of Jetty Road and Cedar Avenue, The Crescent, Torr Avenue and Commercial Road at Brighton.
She said the upgrades would include new right turn lanes; the installation of pedestrian refuges; modified parking and new line marking; delineation and lighting.
“The Coalition has long been committed to providing funding to improve safety on local roads,” Ms Flint said.
“These particular locations will be recognised by locals as sites where accidents have occurred in the past or through their own near misses.
“I look forward to seeing these upgrades carried out and will also be advocating for additional funding to support further upgrades for our local roads.”
Senator Fawcett said the Coalition was committed to improving regional roads that had a history of crashes causing death or serious injury.
“The Coalition 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 and infrastructure across the country,” Senator Fawcett said.
“We have also provided record funding for the Roads to Recovery Programme to support local councils to upgrade and maintain the local road network.”