$33 million investment to deliver safer roads for Victorians

Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Victorians will have a safer trip home thanks to $33.3 million in Australian Government funding to improve 56 known crash sites under the 2024-25 Black Spot Program.

The Black Spot Program funds a range of safety measures at locations where serious crashes have occurred, or are at risk of occurring.

Safety measures being implemented under this latest round of funding include traffic lights, safety barriers, roundabouts, line marking and pedestrian safety treatments. These projects will make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on Victorian roads, and build on previous investments across the state.

The Australian Government has substantially increased Black Spot Program funding, which is progressively rising from $110 million to $150 million per year.

This is part of the Government’s response to the worsening road toll which includes doubling Roads to Recovery funding from $500 million to $1 billion a year and delivering a nationally harmonised set of high-quality and timely data to inform road safety decision making.

Projects being funded this round include:

  • $1,365,000 for Eramosa Road and Graf Road in Somerville to install area-wide 40 km/h speed with associated signs and 40 km/h pavement markings as well as implementing speed reduction traffic management treatments.
  • $1,376,000 for Calder Highway and Belar Avenue in Irymple to widen the road and install a painted separator between the through lane and left turn lane as well as reconstructing the intersection pavement and install safety barrier to shield power poles.
  • $1,224,000 for MacArthur Street and Lansdowne Street in Sale to install a single lane roundabout, including pedestrian and cycling facilities.
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