Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, welcomed the recent announcement that $1.15 million will be spent in Gippsland towards upgrading five road sites which have been identified as accident black spots.
The funding announcement included two black spot locations in East Gippsland:
$254,000 to construct a roundabout, install signs and upgrade existing lighting in Bairnsdale at Anderson and Goold Streets; and - $168,000 to modify the roundabout, upgrade signage, mark lines, install retro-reflective raised pavement markers (RRPMs), relocate the bus stop and upgrade street lighting in Lakes Entrance at the intersection of Church and Myer Streets.
“Recent road statistics have identified that in comparison to many areas throughout Victoria, East Gippsland has a higher proportion of road accidents and fatalities and therefore it is crucial to introduce measures which will reduce these figures, as well as improve the general road network for all motorists," Mr Bull said.
“It is imperative that we continue to receive sufficient State and Federal government funding to eliminate known black spots and reduce the incidence of accidents throughout East Gippsland and it is a priority of mine to continue to work with my Federal counterpart, Darren Chester, to ensure this happens.”