Clean up for black spots set
TRAFFIC DANGERS GET FIXES
THREE of the area’s most notorious black spots have been allocated $258,000 of federal funding for proposed fixes.
One of the sites chosen for change include the intersection of Wolseley St and Alice St at Rooty Hill, with $156,000 to be used to install a single-lane roundabout.
The intersection of Luxford Rd and Payne St in Oakhurst will also get $80,000 to install a seagull island and a raised island, with additional give-way signage.
The remaining $22,000 will be spent at the intersection of Golding Drive and Armitage Drive at Glendenning to install raised islands with additional stop or give-way signage on Armitage Drive at Golding Drive.
Infrastructure and Regional Development Assistant Minister Jamie Briggs and Senator for Western Sydney Marise Payne announced the funding last week.
On Friday, Ms Payne joined Chifley Labor MP Ed Husic and Blacktown Mayor Stephen Bali at the Rooty Hill site.
Ms Payne said the investment would deliver safer and more efficient roads for the electorate of Chifley through targeted upgrades.
“Black spot projects target dangerous roads to save lives and reduce road trauma, ensuring our local road network in Western Sydney is safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians,” she said.
Cr Bali said the Black Spot Programme helped council provide safe and efficient roads for ratepayers and other road-users.
“Maintaining our roads is a crucial function for council as Blacktown continues to grow rapidly and traffic flow increases.”