Council candidates Michael Armstrong (left) and Reece Byrne (right) with Federal Member for Richmond Justine Elliot.
Council candidates Michael Armstrong (left) and Reece Byrne (right) with Federal Member for Richmond Justine Elliot.

Funding for intersection blackspot

THE notorious Frances St and Beryl St intersection at Tweed Heads will receive a $220,000 roundabout in the coming financial year.

Federal infrastructure and transport minister Anthony Albanese and Richmond MP Justine Elliot announced the black spot funding yesterday.

A black spot on Federal Dr at Eureka will also receive an upgrade with both projects recommended by independant road safety experts.

Mrs Elliot said anyone was welcome to suggest an intersection or road in need of an upgrade as part of the Black Spot program.

"This investment is helping to make our local roads even safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, with twenty of these projects already completed," Mrs Elliot said.

Mr Albanese said an independant evalutation of the program found it had prevented at least 32 fatalities and more than 1500 serious injuries from 2007 to 2010.

To nominate a road or intersection for an upgrade visit http://www.nationbuildingprogram.gov.au/funding/blackspots/nominate_black_spots.aspx%5C



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