Tweed receives $2.5m in federal funding to fix fatal ‘Black Spots’

THE Federal Government has put aside more than $2.5 million to fix a list of dangerous roads across the Tweed.

More than $1.1 million of the money from the Federal Government’s Black Spot Programme will be used to install a wire rope median along an 800m stretch of the Tweed Valley Way.

The rope wire will provide a physical separation of the northbound and southbound lanes between the two exits to the village of Tumbulgum in an effort to prevent head-on collisions.


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A similar median further north along Tweed Valley Way has proved successful in preventing head-on smashes.

Council has received $1.168 million to do the work, on the condition that it is completed by 1 July 2018.

Road shoulders will also be widened so that future maintenance of the wire rope median can be carried out without needing to close any lanes.

Meanwhile, another $1 million will be spent on improving Kyogle Road north and south of Braeside Drive at Uki, including installing skid-resistant pavement and roadside barriers.

Finally, the remaining $330,000 will be used to improve safety conditions along Numinbah Road.