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Funding annouced to fix ACT’s worst black spots.

By Genie 1 February 2011 23

The front page of the Canberra Times reports the the Federal Government has annouced more than $700,000 in funding to fix the five most dangerous black spots around Canberra.

More than $700,000 will be spent to fix the five most dangerous black spots on Canberra’s roads.

The locations, which were revealed at the weekend by the Sunday Canberra Times, have seen 317 crashes between them over the past five years.

The funding was announced by the Federal Government yesterday, with $713,105 invested directly into road and signage improvements at the five spots.

The five spots are:

    1. The intersection of Drakeford, Isabella and Athllon drives, responsible for almost 60% of the crash recieves the least funding of just $32,675.
    2. Mugga Lane and Long Gully Road intersection, which has seen 23 crashes over the past five years will reciev $245,250.
    3. Anzac Parade and Blamey Crescent, responsible for 39 crashes, will receive $200,000 for new traffic lights
    4. Ginninderra and Tillyard drives intersection, the location of 35 crashes, will receive $166,210 for signage and concrete island improvements.
    5. The intersection between Belconnen Way and Springvale Drive at Hawker will receive $68,970 for better signage.

These are supposedly the top 5 black spots in Canberra. I can sure think of several other intersections that would top the list. But hey who is to mess with Gov’Ment stats.

Thoughts ?

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laughtong 10:39 am 06 Feb 11

+ heaps
I go through this intersection twice daily.
My understanding from someone who has lived here their life, is that this intersection HAD lights that were removed and the roundablout put in.

buzz819 said :

Unfortunately, the only way to fix the intersection of Athllone, Isabella and Drakeford Drives, is to get rid of the roundabout all together like they did at Russell.

It is stupid, people are stupid, put stupid people in a stupid spot, people are gonna get hurt.

That is gonna be a lot more then $33,000.

Maybe get rid of the roundabout and have four sets of traffic lights??

BlackIce 10:58 pm 05 Feb 11

hollow_man said :

3. Anzac Parade and Blamey Crescent, responsible for 39 crashes, will receive $200,000 for new traffic lights

How can you not see all the way down those large 3 lanes that are normally empty right the way to the roundabout? Surely there are better uses for 200k?

I go through that intersection on weekdays and have seen a large number of near misses with cars coming across from the Reid side who are waiting in the middle of the road to turn *right* down towards the lake forgetting that they don’t have right-of-way over cars coming from the Campbell side who are turning *left* towards the lake.

Afurotsu 6:05 pm 05 Feb 11

3. Anzac Parade and Blamey Crescent, responsible for 39 crashes, will receive $200,000 for new traffic lights

How can anyone crash there, without being a complete idiot?!

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