Black spot funding benefits Glenorchy

GLENORCHY residents are set to benefit from a road safety boost following the Federal Liberal Government announcement that it will invest $99,000 toward two projects under the Black Spot Program for 2019/20.

Senator Eric Abetz said Kalang Avenue and Barossa Street would be made safer thanks to the Government’s investment.

“I am pleased to see that projects such as a new right turn lane in Barossa Street at the Nagle Place intersection will be delivered under the 2019/20 funding round,” he said.

“Motorists using Kalang Avenue will also be pleased to know that the notorious black spot south of Bimburra Road junction will be fixed with funding for a new safety barrier.

“Road crashes place major emotional and economic strains on all affected communities, but particularly the families and friends of the victims.”

Senator Abetz said the community’s input was critical to identifying key black spots in Glenorchy.

“None of these projects would be delivered without the community’s vital input and I’d encourage all residents and motorists in the region to nominate projects for future funding rounds,” he said.

“The Federal Liberal Government is committed to making roads safer in Tasmania and right across the nation.”

Caption: From left, Senator Eric Abetz, Liberal Candidate for Clark Amanda-Sue Markham and Glenorchy City Council Alderman Steven King inspect blackspots to be fixed in Glenorchy.