Local MP Sussan Ley today announced $2m in black spot road funding for the Farrer electorate, including an upgrade to a key freight transport and passenger vehicle intersection in Griffith’s south.

Ms Ley confirmed $1,600,000 in safety works has been allocated for the corner of Murrumbidgee Avenue and Thorne Road at Hanwood, cutting the speed limit by 20 kph through the installation of a single lane roundabout.

“This is really a common-sense move and will complement the work and expected increase in traffic movements from the industrial link upgrades to the nearby Kidman Way as part of our Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program.”

The Griffith funding is one of three major projects announced today, with Murray River Council to benefit from a $223,050 spend on Bunnaloo Road near Neptune Road, as well as $218,250 for Norong Road near Fisher Lane; both will see road shoulder works and improvements.

“None of these projects would be delivered without the community’s vital input and I encourage all residents and motorists in our region to nominate projects for future funding rounds”, Ms Ley said

The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government has committed $1 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013–14 to 2022–23 to improve road safety across the nation.

For more information visit the Black Spot Funding web page at the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.