$1.2 million for Northern Territory road safety

The Northern Territory has received $1.2 million to increase road safety as part of the latest round of Black Spot Programme funding.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester,  said, “The Australian Government knows the difference safer roads make to the community and by improving these ‘black spot’ roads over the next 12 months everyone will benefit.

“I’m passionate about keeping people safe on our roads, and on average completed black spot road projects reduce fatalities and injuries by 30 per cent.”

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory and Chair of the Northern Territory Black Spot Consultative Panel, Nigel Scullion, said this investment in black spot projects would deliver safer roads in four local government areas throughout the Northern Territory.

Safety improvements are being made in Gray, Alawa, Borroloola and Lansdowne.

“The four black spot projects will make a significant contribution to improving road safety in the Territory, with 13 injury crashes recorded at two of the sites, and the other two sites identified as being dangerous and in need of proactive treatment,” Mr Scullion said.

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