LNP Candidate for Bowman, Henry Pike, is highlighting the need for safety improvements to local road black spots within the Redlands.
Last week Mr Pike invited Assistant Minister for Road Safety & Freight Transport, Scott Buchholz MP, to see first-hand some of the sections of road within the Redlands where serious incidents have occurred over recent years.
“It’s no secret that the road network within the Redlands is under pressure to keep pace with the rapid growth within the area, causing congestion and safety issues,” Mr Pike said.
“Whether it’s some of the intersections on Cleveland-Redland Bay Road, Rickertt Road or Mt Cotton Road, we certainly have areas of road safety concern.”
“Any death on our roads is one too many and Redlanders want to see more investment in our local road network to improve safety and travel times.”
Since 2013 the Federal Government has invested $1.5 million in Redland road safety projects through the Black Spot Program.
“In recent years we’ve seen the Liberal and Nationals Government funding for the installation of traffic signals, improved guardrails and other safety treatments.”
“Old Cleveland Road, Main Steet - Redland Bay and Wellington Street are just some of the local roads that have seen improvements thanks to the Liberal and Nationals Government investment in our local community.”
Mr Buchholz said the Morrison Government is investing in life-saving road safety initiatives and treatments in the Redlands.
“The Morrison Government is investing in road safety right across the nation to ensure Australians get home sooner and safer,” Assistant Minister Buchholz said.
“We’ve committed $1.1 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013-14 to 2023-24 to improve road safety across Australia, as part of the Morrison Government’s continued rollout of our $110 billion infrastructure investment.”
“The Black Spot Program funds safety measures at locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred.”
“It was great to get a firsthand briefing today on some of the priority road projects that could reduce serious injuries and deaths and build on previous investments in the area.”