A new roundabout in Mowbray, a remodelled intersection at Mount Direction and a widened road at Campbell Town are among the projects to be completed in the next 12 months as part of the federal government’s Black Spot program.
Twenty-four sites considered “dangerous” for crashes in Tasmania were included in the 2020-21 program, with the government to fund $3.5 million and councils to contribute $1.7 million.
A roundabout would be built at the intersection of Conway and Derby street in Mowbray for $107,000, while the intersection of Dalrymple and Industry roads at Mount Direction would be remodelled for $250,000 – the second largest project in the Tasmanian allocation.
Macquarie Road in Campbell Town would be widened at crests and curves between West Street and Poatina Road, along with improved signage and markings for $89,650.
Golconda Road between Bacala and Farrellys Road would also be widened and resurfaced at a cost of $200,000.
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There were also two road projects in Sheffield, one in Latrobe and one in Devonport.
Braddon Liberal MHR Gavin Pearce has been appointed chair of the Tasmanian black spots consultative panel.
The panel also includes representatives from Tasmania Police, RACT, Local Government Association of Tasmania, the Department of State Growth, Tasmanian Transport Association, Tasmanian Motorcycle Council and Tasmanian Bicycle Council.