Bayside Council gets $548,000 to fix seven traffic blackspots

Blackspot fix: Bonar Street, between Wollongong Road and Guess Avenue, Arncliffe will get a separate through and parking lane with painted line, and raised islands following a $10,000 Federal Government Grant.
Blackspot fix: Bonar Street, between Wollongong Road and Guess Avenue, Arncliffe will get a separate through and parking lane with painted line, and raised islands following a $10,000 Federal Government Grant.

Seven traffic blackspots will be fixed in the Bayside local government area after the council received $548,000 in State and Federal Government funding.

Bayside Council applied for the funding under the Safer Local Government Roads program and the Blackspots program.

The council was successful in securing 100 per cent of funding to undertake the roadworks which it will include in its 2019-2020 City Project Program.

$52,000 in Federal Government funding has been allocated to fix a traffic blackspot at Chuter Avenue, Ramsgate by installing speed calming devices and an upgrade of the roundabout.

Bonar Street, between Wollongong Road and Guess Avenue, Arncliffe will get a separate through and parking lane with painted line, and raised islands following a $10,000 Federal Government Grant.

New Illawarra Road, Bexley will get a pedestrian refuge, painted median slow point, raised mid-block location, intersections and pedestrian crossing following a $30,000 grant.

Other projects are: $300,000 in State Government funding to upgrade traffic lights at Sutherland Street and King Street, Mascot; $24,000 in State Government funding for signage and a raised island at Bay Street and Daniel Street, Botany; $112,000 in Federal Government funding to install a wombat crossing and slow point treatment at Evans Avenue, Eastlakes; and $20,000 in Federal funding to upgrade the intersection at Hales Street, Botany.

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