Brungle Road Black Spot Funding Approved

Published on 13 April 2018

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Snowy Valleys Council has been allocated $250,000 under the latest Federal Government’s Black Spot Program to upgrade and improve safety on a section of the Brungle Road at Bombowlee.

Council Mayor James Hayes has welcomed the allocation saying road safety was an important issue of Council.

"The money will be used to improve safety on an identified crash section of the road and assist motorists, especially when weather conditions are poor,” Clr Hayes said.

Road crashes are a major cost to Australians every year and Black Spot projects target those road locations where crashes are occurring. Over 100 projects were funded across NSW, QLD & WA under the 2018-19 Federal Black Spot Program with half the $32.9 million funding allocated to regional areas.

Council staff had identified a crash ‘black spot’ location on the Brungle road, 1.0km to 1.36km North of Wee Jasper Road and made a submission for funding through the Federal Black Spot Program.

Council Director Assets & Infrastructure Matt Christensen said the proposal to make the Brungle road safer was the only successful project in the South West Region to obtain funding.

“The money will be used to reconstruct and realign a significant curve on the Brungle Road, approximately 1km from the Wee Jasper Road intersection,” Mr Christensen said. 

According to the Roads and Maritime Services crash data there have been five crashes recorded on Brungle road between 2014 and June 2017. Of these crashes, speeding attributed (either in excess of the posted speed limit or for the road conditions) to four of those crashes.

“These road works will help to make the Brungle road a safer road to travel on and significantly reduce the number of future crashes,” Mr Christensen said.

Work on the road is due to get underway later this year.

For more information on the black spot funding please contact Council’s Road Safety Officer Anthony Webb on 6941 2535 or awebb@snowyvalleys.nsw.gov.au