New light shines on Belconnen intersection with Black Spot project completed


 

New lights operational at the intersection of Belconnen Way and Benjamin Way

Improvements allow for safer left turns, reducing the risk of crashes

 $336,000 project fully funded by the Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme

New traffic lights are now operational at the intersection of Belconnen Way and Benjamin Way, allowing for safer left turns for drivers and reducing the risk of road crashes.

Senator for the Australian Capital Territory and Chair of the ACT Black Spot Consultative Panel Zed Seselja said the Australian Government fully funded the $336,000 upgrade through the Black Spot Programme to make the intersection safer for all road users.

“Approximately 30,000 vehicles use Belconnen Way and 10,000 vehicles travel on Benjamin Way each day, making the intersection of these two roads a busy one,” Senator Seselja said.

“As part of the intersection upgrade, new traffic signals were installed for left-turning traffic out of Benjamin Way with a signalised pedestrians crossing, along with a new concrete median strip, footpath connections and road surface upgrades.”

ACT Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris said the new left-turn traffic lights will provide certainty to turning vehicles.

“Instead of relying on assessing gaps in traffic, the new lights now signal when drivers have the all clear to move forward,” Ms Fitzharris said.

“These works also improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians with new sections of path linking to the existing shared path network, and will improve access to the Belconnen Town Centre.”

For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme, including how to nominate a Black Spot, visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots