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An extra $2.1 million to make local roads safer

An extra $2.1 million to make local roads safer An extra $2.1 million has been secured to make Canterbury-Bankstown’s roads safer. Yes  

An extra $2.1 million has been secured to make Canterbury-Bankstown’s roads safer.

Mayor Khal Asfour said Council has received $1,096,500, under the Federal Government's 2018-19 Black Spot Program, to upgrade six intersections, and a further $1,009,000 under the NSW Government’s Safer Roads Program, to carry out improvements on another six local roads.

"This is on top of the $35 million Council is proposing to allocate in 2018-19, for road and traffic improvements," Mayor Asfour said.

"The safety of residents, motorists and pedestrians is paramount and we are always committed to delivering the necessary improvements when they are identified.

"Every year we invest heavily in not only maintaining but also improving Canterbury-Bankstown’s 907 kilometre road network.

"This extra funding enables us to do even more."

Federal Government Black Spot Program funded local projects:

  • Haig Avenue, Birdwood Road, Owen Road and Henry Lawson Drive to Marion Street, Georges Hall – reduce speed by 10 kilometres per hour, speed humps, intersection and pedestrian crossing improvements;
  • Helen Street, at Proctor Parade, Sefton – installation of roundabout;
  • Palmer Street, at Tudor Street, Belmore – installation of roundabout;
  • Maiden Street, at Ivy Street, Greenacre – installation of roundabout;
  • Dennis Street, at Gillies Street, Lakemba – installation of roundabout; and
  • Earlwood Avenue, at Gueudecourt Avenue, Earlwood – installation of roundabout.

NSW Government Safer Roads Program funded local projects:

  • Benaroon Road, Belmore – installation of speed humps and painted median;
  • Victoria Road, Punchbowl – installation of speed thresholds and upgrading of traffic lights;
  • Hunter Street, Marion Street and Lancelot Street, at Augusta Street, Condell Park – installation of roundabout, raised island and stop signs;
  • Moreton Street, at Canterbury Road, Lakemba – installation of concrete median;
  • Lakemba Street, at Wangee Road, Lakemba – traffic signal upgrade and pedestrian fencing; and
  •  Wiggs Road, at Moxon Road, Riverwood – painted median, lighting and kerb upgrade.

 22/05/2018 12:22 PM