What is the Blackspot Program?
The Black Spot Programme is part of the commitment by the Australian Government to reduce crashes on Australian roads.
Road crashes are a major cost to Australians every year. Black Spot projects target those road locations where crashes are occurring. By funding measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations, the programme reduces the risk of crashes. Programmes of this sort are very effective, saving the community many times the cost of the relatively minor road improvements that are implemented.
The Black Spot Programme makes an important contribution in reducing the national road toll under the National Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan.The Australian Government has committed $500 million to the Black Spot Programme from 2014-15 to 2018-19, which includes an additional $200 million over two years from 2015-16 to improve road safety across the nation.
Why this design?
The proposed design measures are intended to increase safety, reduce congestion and reduce the overall number of and severity of crashes.The overall project design has been analysed, reviewed and audited and is based on providing the best outcome possible within the current constraints.