Federal Blackspot funding helps to improve troublesome Maraylya intersection

A roundabout at the intersections of Boundary, Neich and Pitt Town Roads, in Maraylya, is now complete thanks to funding received from the Federal Government’s Black Spot Funding Program.

The new road improvement will help to make the intersection safer for all road users.

Mayor of The Hills Shire, Dr Michelle Byrne thanked the Federal Government for their $760,00 contribution towards the road upgrade.

“The intersection at Boundary, Neich and Pitt Town Roads was a real concern for residents and road users,” Mayor Byrne said.

“The new roundabout will significantly improve road safety, as well improve efficiency and traffic flow.

“I want to thank residents for their patience while the roundabout was being constructed. I also want to thank the Federal Government who contributed funding to make this upgrade possible,” Mayor Byrne added.

Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Assistant Defence Minister and the Federal Member for Mitchell, The Hon. Alex Hawke MP said:

“The Federal Government’s Blackspot funding specifically targets locations with a history of accidents, for safety upgrades. As the Hills district continues to grow, specifically in this part of the region road safety on local roads saves lives. The Federal Government is investing in road infrastructure so people can get home to their families sooner and safer”.                                                                                                                                                                                  

The intersection was identified for an upgrade after more than 11 crashes were reported during a five-year period. These crashes were significant and some required police and emergency services involvement.