As Chair of the ACT Black Spot Committee, I work to allocate funding to roads which are identified as most urgent by the community.
Last year through the program the ACT received $2.4 million to fix roads and intersections in Canberra that see a lot of accidents. Most of us would have seen the benefits of this funding as we drive down the Tuggeranong Parkway and see the animal fencing and new lighting. That was just one of a number of projects in 2016.
This year we have new projects being undertaken in Lyneham, Isabella Plains, Braddon, Greenway, Kingston, Tuggeranong and Forrest.
On average, fixing these areas reduces crashes by 30 per cent, so I am delighted to be a part of a Government that can make sure these much needed upgrades occur.
Nominate a dangerous road near you
If there is a road or intersection near you that you think is particularly dangerous and needs to be fixed, let me know and I will make sure it is considered in the next round of funding.