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A dangerous road will receive much needed safety upgrades, thanks to the Federal Government.

Local MP Darren Chester said the Boolarra-Mirboo North Road would be upgraded through the Federal Government’s 2020-21 Black Spot Program to improve safety for road users.

“This particular road is windy and can be difficult to drive in any condition, so these upgrades will help drivers navigate dangerous sections and blind corners,” Mr Chester said.

“Almost $150,000 has been allocated to install warning signs, markers, guideposts, and apply line markings.

“The speed limit will also be reduced along a three-kilometre section west of O’Grady’s Creek.”

Mr Chester said improving road safety throughout Gippsland was important.

“Throughout our region, there is still work to be done to improve the safety of the roads,” Mr Chester said. “We need to maintain them to make sure they are in the best condition possible for all road users.”

“We all have a role to play in reducing road trauma and governments can assist by providing the safest possible roads.

“The Black Spot Program is unique because it relies on local communities to identify priority road upgrades and it specifically targets road locations with a history of crashes to deliver safety improvements.”

For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots

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