Upgrades at the intersection of Southbar and Tharwa Roads have begun in Queanbeyan through the Australian Government’s Blackspot Program.
The Australian Government has committed $110 million per year to the Black Spot Program to improve road safety across the nation including $188,120 allocated to Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council for the Southbar and Tharwa Roads project.
The project includes:
- upgrading the T-junction from no right-turn treatment
- basic right turn treatment
- auxiliary right turn to channelised right turn and install semi-rigid barrier on roadside.
Member for Eden-Monaro Kristy McBain said the works are being delivered to the community by Transport for New South Wales, with the support of Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council.
An additional $40,000 was contributed by the Australian Government, bringing the total amount of funds allocated to $232,180, ensuring the necessary upgrades are completed.
“This Black Spot Project was recommended by Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council based on their data, and we’re pleased to have supported them,” Ms McBain said.
“The Queanbeyan community will benefit from this significant investment to improve local roads to ensure residents are safer on the roads.
Applications for Black Spot funding are considered annually, and anyone can apply – it is a simple two-page application. If you know a local road is dangerous, I strongly encourage you to apply.” Kristy McBain said.
For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit: