Clean up for black spots set

TRAF­FIC DAN­GERS GET FIXES

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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.”

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