Motorists who use a notorious Varsity Lakes intersection are set to benefit from a Federal Government funding injection to upgrade the known ‘black spot’.
Federal Member for McPherson Karen Andrews MP welcomed the investment of $502,000 through the 2021–22 Black Spot Program to improve conditions at the intersection of Stapley Drive and Scottsdale Drive.
“Gold Coasters who use this major intersection are familiar with the congestion which occurs during peak times and the frustration which is caused as a result,” Mrs Andrews said.
“That type of frustration can lead to reckless driving decisions, causing accidents – and we know road crashes place major emotional and economic strains on the community.”
The funding will be used to extend the southbound right turn lane in Scottsdale Drive and to install protection for pedestrians and cyclists.
This local investment is part of the Government’s $1.1 billion commitment under the Black Spot Program (2013-14 to 2023-24) to improve road safety across Australia by building safer roads.
“I am pleased that these upgrades will be delivered under the 2021–22 funding round and encourage all residents and motorists in the region to nominate projects for future funding rounds.”
For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots.