Construction begins on Tuggeranong Parkway animal fencing


 

The Australian and ACT governments today announced the start of works on three dangerous black spots funded by the Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme. 

 

Construction is underway on the following projects: 

  • Tuggeranong Parkway from Cotter Road to Hindmarsh Drive in Weston: $748,000 to install animal fencing, upgrade line marking and barriers and correction of minor deficiencies;
  • Tuggeranong Parkway from Hindmarsh Drive to Sulwood Drive Fisher: $1,150,000 install animal fencing, road side lighting, advance warning signals sign at Sulwood Drive and improved signage, linemarking and barriers; and 
  •  Tuggeranong Parkway from Lady Denman Drive to Cotter Road Ramp East Weston Creek: $270,000 to install animal fencing and reflectors and upgrade signage.

Senator for the Australian Capital Territory Zed Seselja said the package of works and improvements would restrict access for animals, like kangaroos to the Parkway, delivering a safer road network for motorists and animals.   

“The Australian Government Black Spot programme targets low cost safety works in places where there have been serious crashes or where serious crashes are more likely to occur,” Senator Seselja said. 

“Our significant investments in better infrastructure in the ACT will improve road safety, reduce fatalities on the road and boost the local economy.” 

The Australian Government is providing $2.7 million to fully fund four ACT Black Spot projects in 2015–16.