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Black Spot Funding for Smythesdale Road

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Tuesday, 27 July 2021 - 3:45pm
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Golden Plains Shire Council welcomes the news that Craddocks Road in Smythesdale will be upgraded as part of the Australian Government’s 2021-22 Black Spot Program.

Part of a nationwide program to improve road safety, Member for Wannon Dan Tehan MP announced last week that Golden Plains Shire Council will receive $360,000 from the Australian Government to fully fund the 1.4km safety upgrade of Craddocks Road.

The project includes installing safety barriers on the road’s curves between Short Road and Whites Road, including a barrier line along the road’s entire length with no overtaking. Additionally, upgraded and new signage will be installed along the road, including an advisory speed limit of 60 km/h on the road’s three curves. The intersection with Turnbull Court will also be enhanced with Give Ways signs and lines.

Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Helena Kirby welcomed the Black Spot funding to improve safety on Craddocks Road.

“The Black Spot Funding announcement from the Federal Government to fully fund the upgrade of Craddocks Road is excellent news for local residents and drivers in the Smythesdale and Haddon area.

“The added safety barriers, barrier line and improved signage will help make Craddocks Road safer, and address concerns raised following three accidents in the past several years.

“Council is pleased that its nomination of the road for Black Spot funding has been successful, and that we can now deliver this $360,000 road safety project for our community.”

With funding secured, the upgrade is expected to be completed by June 2022.

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.