New crossing for Bribie Black Spot

Published 12:30pm 11 June 2021

New crossing for Bribie Black Spot
Words by Nick Crockford

Bribie residents will receive a road safety boost with the Federal Government giving $472,000 for a new crossing under the 2021–22 Black Spot Program.

The funding will provide a new signalised pedestrian crossing at Goodwin Dr, Bongaree, near Bribie Island shopping centre.

Federal Member for Longman Terry Young said community input was critical to identifying key black spots in the electorate.

History of crashes

“There is a history of rear-end crashes at this intersection as well as pedestrians being hit where vehicles travelling on Goodwin Dr failed to give way,” Mr Young said.

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

Moreton Bay Regional Council nominated this crossing for blackspot funding in early 2020 and I'm pleased to see it delivered under the 2021–22 Black Spot funding round.”

Traffic signals

The improvements involve replacing the existing zebra crossing with a signalised crossing and reducing the length of the crossing by installing kerb buildouts and narrowing the centre median.

The new traffic signals will include push button activation with pedestrian count-down timers, advance warning signage and flashing lights. Work will be done in 2021-22 financial year.

The Australian Government has committed $1.1 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013–14 to 2023–24 to improve road safety across the nation.

Improving road safety

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the State would receive $20.8 million under the Black Spot Program’s 2021–22 funding round.

“The Black Spot Program funds safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred,” says the Deputy Prime Minister.

“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.”

For more information on the Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots.

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