Friday, June 30, 2017

Boyer Rd blackspot fixed

The new turning lane from Boyer Rd into Serenity Drive.
A DEDICATED right-turn lane at the intersection of Boyer Rd and Serenity Drive near Bridgewater is now complete, promising significantly improved safety at the known black spot. The $300,000 project was funded by the Federal Government.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester MHR said the Black Spot Program was helping build safer roads throughout Tasmania with input from local motorists. “In total, 29 projects across Tasmania are receiving $4.2 million in funding in 2016–17 under the Black Spot Program, reflecting the Australian Government’s determination to make the state’s roads safer for all users,” Mr Chester said. “Crashes cause an enormous amount of strain on communities and emergency services, and upgrades like these projects will really help reduce crashes on our national road network.”

Tasmanian Senator Eric Abetz welcomed the Boyer Rd upgrade. “The new right-turn lane in Bridgewater has improved safety for all road users at the intersection, which has a history of crashes involving vehicles waiting to turn right from Boyer Road to Serenity Drive," Senator Abetz said. “The new lane will reduce the risk of rear-end collisions, as vehicles wishing to turn right from Boyer Rd to Serenity Drive now have a safe place to wait for a break in the oncoming traffic, clear of vehicles travelling through to New Norfolk.”

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