Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs MP and Member for McMillan Russell Broadbent MP have announced $3.869M to fix 16 dangerous black spots on local roads.

The projects were recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and will be delivered during the course of the coming financial year (2015-16).

Mr Broadbent said this investment in black spot projects will deliver safer and more efficient roads for McMillan through targeted upgrades proven to deliver results.

“Black spot projects target dangerous roads to save lives and reduce road trauma, ensuring our local road network is safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians,” Mr Broadbent said.

“The good thing about the Black Spot Programme is that anyone can suggest an intersection or section of road they believe should be considered for a safety upgrade.”

Mr Briggs said the Australian Government’s record commitment of $500 million to the Black Spot Programme in the 2014 Budget would fix more roads than ever before.

“As a result of the Abbott Government’s record investment, an extra 84 projects will be funded in Victoria over 2015-16,” Mr Briggs said.

“These extra projects are expected to save an additional 10 lives and prevent 512 injury crashes over 10 years, and deliver economic dividends of around $169 million,” he said.

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