$2.4m to fix Gold Coast black spots

THE Australian Government has announced critical funding of almost two-and-a-half million dollars to fix several dangerous black spots on the Gold Coast.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Gold coast MP Steven Ciobo today announced the funding of $2,486,300 to fix four dangers back spots across the city.

Sunshine Boulevard and Markeri Street will receive a $885,500 cash injection to upgrade existing signals.


A whopping $1.1 million has been set aside to widen the shoulder of Gold Coast Springbrook Road from John Rodgers to Monaro Road, and to install guide posts and rails on the outside of curves.

Close to $230,000 will be spent on upgrading traffic signals to provide full controlled right turn movements from all approaches and extend right turn bays in northern and eastern approaches at the intersection of Reserve, Abraham, and Hargraves Roads in Upper Coomera.

Meanwhile, a further $264,000 will be used to upgrade signal displays to provide fully controlled right turn movements from Christine Avenue in Burleigh Waters and reconstruct medians.

The projects were recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and will be delivered during the course of the coming financial year (2014-15).

A recent evaluation of the programme found that fatal and causality crashes are reduced at treated sites by 30 per cent.